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Esther Gaver – Metz Mortuary

    Esther Gaver
    Esther B. Gaver, age 96 of York, NE, died Monday, December 24, 2018 at York. She was born May 11, 1922 to Carl and Anna (Fehlhafer) Pozehl at Gresham, NE. Esther was united in marriage to Virgil Hayes on May 11, 1942 in Seward County, until his death. She was then united in marriage to Henry Gaver on March 14, 1959 in York, NE, until his death.

    Esther was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. She was a caregiver and babysitter for many years and also worked at Dale Electronics. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, playing cards, and visiting relatives.

    She is survived by her daughters Bonnie (Duane) Obermier of Lincoln, NE, and Donna (Russ) Rice of York, NE,  daughter-in-law Bonnie Hayes of Nelson, NE,  eleven grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Aloha Battreal of North Platte, NE.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, son Douglas Hayes, two sisters and their spouses Amanda (Dan) Noble and Elnora (Edgar) Alms, and brother-in-law Robert Battreal.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, December 31, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with the Reverends Mike Neidow and Ben Kaiser officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Visitation will be from 1-8:00 p.m., Sunday with her family greeting friends later that afternoon from 2-3:00 p.m., at the mortuary.

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