She was born in Dola, Ohio on May 20, 1928 to Rev. Frank and Bertha (Reece) Dell and graduated from Hartford City High School in 1945. She attended Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, for a year and Indiana Business College, Fort Wayne, for 2 years.
Esther worked as a secretary at Hartford City High School for many years. She later worked at Blackford County Hospital and Ball Memorial Hospital as a medical transcriptionist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother, John Dell, and sister, Eleanor Hosier.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.