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Esther L. Giffen, age 90, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 11, 1927, in Golden City, Mo., to Chrissie Wilhelm and Lyda ( Blanchard ) Wilhelm.
Esther was a meat wrapper for many years for area business until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Giffen; a son, John Giffen; a brother, Leo Wilhelm.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Patricia Harlen, of Greenfield, Mo.; sons, David Giffen, of Joplin, James Giffen, of Joplin; a sister, Louise Suiter, of Lamar; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services are planned for Feb. 10, at First Baptist Church, in Webb City, Mo., at 12:30 p.m. followed by graveside at 2 p.m. at Mt. Hope cemetery, in Webb City.
Published on February 4, 2018
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