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1933 Esther 2020

Esther Riojas

May 25, 1933 — September 11, 2020

Esther T. Riojas, 87, of Van Wert passed away at 5:25 PM on September 11, 2020 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home.

She was born on May 25, 1933, in Hindes, Texas, to the late Jose and Antonia (Garcia) Torrez. On December 10, 1950, Esther married the love of her life, Pedro Riojas. Together, they shared years of memories.

Esther attended Trinity Friends Church. She enjoyed sewing and knitting as well as shopping. Esther was a giving person who would help her family in friends in anyway she could. She loved flowers and enjoyed the roses and plants that Pedro grew for her.

She is survived by her husband, Pedro of Van Wert; sons: Rojelio (Rosmarie Rios) Riojas of Van Wert; Esequel (Rosalinda) Riojas of Michigan; Anselmo Riojas of Van Wert; brother, Alejandro; sisters: Antionia, Elma and Janie; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Pedro Jr, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, September 14, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Pastor Dr. Tom Kinnan, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, 10968 Woodland Ave. Van Wert, OH 45891.

The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 12 to 2 PM, on Monday.

To share in Esther's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 14, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral

Monday, September 14, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Interment

Monday, September 14, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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