Esther Michael

Esther Michael

Thursday, November 14th, 1940 Friday, December 27th, 2019

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Obituary for Esther R. Michael (Rimby)

Esther R. Michael, 79, of Leesport, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 27, 2019 in Mifflin Center.
Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Amy E. (Aulenbach) Rimby. She was a 1958 graduate of Exeter High School. Esther worked as an administrative assistant for thirty-one years for Ontelaunee Farms, retiring January 2010. She played for the Zezwitz and Bell Accordian Symphonies in the '50s; touring and recording a record with them. She loved to watch sports, play bingo and spend time with her family and friends. Esther also enjoyed taking care of her yard and her house, doing DIY projects and painting. She loved and missed her Shih tzu, Sheena, who passed before her.
Esther is survived by two sons: Richard A. Michael, Sr., husband of Susan A. (Heilman) Michael, Cumru Twp.; and Alan J. Michael, Bernville; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son: Robert R. Michael, Jr., who died January 2018.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00 am from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 223 Peach Street, Leesport. A visitation with the family will be held in the funeral home Friday, January 10, 10:00 to 11:00 am. Burial will be private in Spies Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. For online condolences, please visit,

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc.*
    223 Peach Street
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    Friday, January 10th, 2020
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc.*
    223 Peach Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, January 10th, 2020
  • Interment

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 |
    Spies Zion Cemetery
    Spies Church Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, January 10th, 2020

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Lynn Armao

My heartfelt condolences to Esther's family!
Comment | Posted at 03:39pm via Condolence

Diane Benner

On behalf of the Exeter H S Eagles Alumni Assn., we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Esther's family. May her memories help you through this difficult time.
Comment | Posted at 09:46am via Condolence

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