Pearl 'Esther' Deepe


BRYAN -- Pearl Ester "Esther" Deepe, 96, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center, Bryan. She was under the tender care of CHWC Hospital Hospice.

Pearl Ester Walsh was born January 14, 1916, in Bryan. She was the daughter of the late Phillip and Frieda (Zum Mallen) Walsh. Pearl Ester graduated with the class of 1935 from Ney High School. She married Harvey Deepe on October 14, 1934, in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on October 20, 2000. She was a sales clerk for Uhlman's Department Store, retiring in 1986. She had also worked for Spangler Candy Company and ARO Corp. Pearl Ester was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she served on the Altar Guild for 20 years as well as being an active member of the Lutheran Church Women. She also was a member of Phi Beta Si Sorority and the Homemaker's Club. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and caring for her flowers. She brought others joy by playing the violin and the accordion.

Surviving are her two sons, Lamar Edward (Susan) Deepe of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Lavon Alan (Joan Lee Peake) Deepe of Morgantown, West Virginia; two grandsons, Jonathan (Megan) Deepe of Evanston, Wyoming, and William Deepe of Denver, Colorado; two great-grandchildren, Brady and Emma Deepe; and her sister, Lorene Wieland of Defiance, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; brother, Clarence Walsh; and sister, Myrtle Daft.

Funeral services for Pearl Ester Deepe will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan, with Pastor Mary Beth Smith Gunn officiating. Interment will follow in Shiffler Cemetery, rural Bryan. Visitation for Pearl Ester Deepe will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church, 509 Center Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506; CHWC Hospital Hospice and Home Health Care, 619 West High Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506; or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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