Esther Pauline Boot was born April 8, 1925, to Anthony G. and Pauline (Ver Ploeg) Klein, in Pella, Iowa.
Esther attended school in Pella and after two years at Pella High School, she started working at Rolscreen (now known as Pella Corp.) until she quit to take care of her mother.
On March 28, 1945, she was united in marriage to Virgil J. Boot, at the First Reformed Church parsonage. To this union they were blessed with four children: Lois, Verle, Keith and Denise. They made their home with Virgil’s parents on the family farm five miles south of Sully. After retiring from farming, Esther and Virgil built a house in Pella in 1989.
Esther enjoyed knitting, playing cards and entertaining. She was remembered for being a good cook and especially her cream pies. Esther was a life-long member of First Reformed Church where she made profession of faith. She was active in Ladies Aid, Keenagers, quilting and she served as pastor care elder.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband Virgil, her son Keith, her parents Anthony and Pauline Klein, her sons-in-law Leon Van Zee and Larry Allgood, her siblings: Henry (Esther) Klein, Lucille (Jake) De Ronde, Almira (Cornie) Reynen, and Lavina (Alfred) Vander Werff, and her parents-in-law John and Pauline Boot.
Lois and Bill Van Weelden of New Sharon
Lance and Tricia Van Zee
Avery, Carver, Davis
Lynette and Jeff Stream
Lily, Reagan, Hayden
Wesley and Issalena Van Weelden
Willis and Bobbi Van Weelden
Wayne and Tracy Van Weelden
Trenton, Dylan, Peyton
Verle and Corrine Boot of Pella
Kyle and Brenda Boot
Keith and Michelle Boot
Vanessa and Jim Sedrel
Robert, Lena, Hensley
Denise and the late Larry Allgood of Oskaloosa
Dustin and Jennifer Van Wyk
Derek Van Wyk
Trinity, Jackson, Aubrey
Devin Van Wyk
Amy (Allgood) and Chris Legvold
Angie (Allgood) and John Plumb
Kristen and Jake De Bruin
Ayden, Bently, Harper, Warner
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