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Esther Boot

April 8, 1925 ~ August 13, 2019 (age 94)


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.

Esther’s family:

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

                               Kylie, Alexa

               Willis and Bobbi Van Weelden

                               Wyatt, Abigail

               Wayne and Tracy Van Weelden

                               Trenton, Dylan, Peyton


Verle and Corrine Boot of Pella

               Kyle and Brenda Boot

                               Elisabeth, Julia

               Keith and Michelle Boot

                               Charlotte, Theodore

               Vanessa and Jim Sedrel

                               Robert, Lena, Hensley


Denise and the late Larry Allgood of Oskaloosa

               Dustin and Jennifer Van Wyk

                               Trevor, Hunter

               Derek Van Wyk

                               Trinity, Jackson, Aubrey

               Devin Van Wyk

               Amy (Allgood) and Chris Legvold

                               Kenna Plate

               Angie (Allgood) and John Plumb

                               Kristen and Jake De Bruin

                                              Ayden, Bently, Harper, Warner

                               Kyle Plumb

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Visitation With Family
August 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
First Reformed Church
603 Broadway Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
August 16, 2019

10:30 AM
First Reformed Church
603 Broadway Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
August 16, 2019

Oakwood Cemetery
1308 Columbus Street
Pella, IA 50219


First Reformed Church
Pella IA

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