Esta Fletcher Hathaway, age 90, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on
Monday, July 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community.
She was born on March 30, 1922 in Washington Township, Ohio, to the
late Raymond E. & Hazel E. (Moore) Brinley.
She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Shirley & Tom
Heindl of Greenville and Kay & Duane Leis of Greenville; sons
and daughters in law, Tom & Marvella Fletcher of Greenville,
John & Barbara Fletcher of Greenville and Mike & Leigh
Fletcher of Greenville; step daughters, Moleta Mikesell of Greenville
and Roberta & Rick McConnell of Ansonia, Ohio; 10
grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and
great grandchildren; brother, Lowell Brinley of Greenville; sisters,
Margaret Thomas Lumpkin of Greenville and Jane Fletcher of Greenville;
special friend, Barbara Zacharias; as well as numerous nieces and
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first
husband, John “Roscoe” Fletcher; second husband, Jessie Hathaway;
brothers, Wesley “Al” Brinley, James R. Brinley, and Raymond “Doc”
Brinley; sister, Mary K. Bertram; step daughter, Rebecca Minnich; step
son in law, Bill Mikesell; step grandchildren, Curt Denniston and Vicki
Esta was a member of the Ansonia First Church of God where she helped
in the kitchen and nursery as well as with bible school. She was a
homemaker and also was a cook at the Snells Restaurant. Esta’s family
would like to express that she was a loving and caring mother,
grandmother, and great grandmother.
There will be a service held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM at
Ansonia First Church of God, 750 South Main Street, Ansonia, Ohio, with
Pastor Tim Schrock officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville
Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday,
July 5, 2012 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville,
Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at church.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to
State of the Heart Hospice or Brethren Retirement Community Resident
Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through