Esther Lorene Vaughn Grebe, 88, of Loudon, Tenn., formerly of Whitewater, passed away peacefully Monday, March 26, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville, Tenn.
She lived in Cape Girardeau County most of her life. Early in her marriage to Linus Grebe they became members of Barks Chapel Church, where she was pianist seven years. She was a member of General Baptist Church in Jackson before moving to Tennessee, and then became a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loudon.
The Grebes farmed many years before moving to Loudon to be near family.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Marvin Fellhoelter of Knoxville; four loving grandsons, Kevin Fellhoelter, Ken Fellhoelter and wife Carolyn, Kris Fellhoelter and wife Amy of Knoxville, Kyle Fellhoelter and wife Amy Jo of Loudon; seven great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Casey, Ben, Haley, Kathryn, Aaron, Hannah and Jonathan Fellhoelter; and Eric Smith and family of Atlanta, Ga., (Mrs. Grebe and Eric adopted each other many years ago as grandma and grandson); a sister, Millie (Jack) Bowers of Troy, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Vaughn of Cape Gir-ardeau; and several special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Linus Grebe; mother, Rosie Ervin Wildes; father, Edward Vaughn; a sister, Edith Springer; and two brothers, Carl Ray and Earl Vaughn.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Loudon Funeral Home.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tim Watson and the Rev. Jack Belcher officiating. Interment will be in Roberson Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, Tenn., 37938; Bethany Baptist Church, 3586 Highway 72 N., Loudon, Tenn., 37774; Stockton Valley Baptist Church, 44617 Highway 72 N., Loudon; or a charity of your choice.