Esther Frances Linthicum-Steinlage

Born: Sat., Jul. 27, 1918
Died: Thu., Sep. 5, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 09, 2013
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Tue., Sep. 10, 2013
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Esther Frances Linthicum-Steinlage, 95, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio passed away at the retirement community on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:57 PM.  She was born July 27, 1918 in Fort Loramie, Ohio the daughter of George and Catherine (Schulze) Bergman and they preceded her in death.  She was married on May 27, 1939 to Ralph Linthicum and he passed away May 15, 1969.  She was married on October 7, 1973 to Albert Steinlage and he also preceded her in death.  Surviving are two daughters, Judith Ann Kemper and husband Robert of Minster, Ohio and Kathleen Linthicum of Sidney and one son, James Linthicum and wife Kimberly of Piqua, Ohio.  Also surviving are six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  One sister, four brothers and one grandson are deceased.  She had been employed by Sidney City Schools as a cook at Longfellow Elementary School and Sidney High School for many years.  She had also been employed as a seamstress at Holloways in Jackson Center, Atlas Underwear Company in Piqua, Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney and a cook at Monarch Machine Company in Sidney at one time.  She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Wilson Memorial Hospital volunteer, and the Shelby County Senior Citizens.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Daniel Hess.  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.  Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 6-8 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio  45365.  Attention:  LuAnn Presser.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.   Condolences may be expressed to the Linthicum-Steinlage family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Esther's memory to the following organization:

Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter
31 W. Whipp Rd. Dayton Ohio, 45459
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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Nancy (Carper) Abels
   Posted Fri September 06, 2013
Kathy so sorry to read of your mother's passing. Please accept my sympathy.

Dave Ross
   Posted Sat September 07, 2013
Jim & all.....Sorry to hear about Esther. Her obituary demonstrates her desire to help people.

Pamela Smail
   Posted Sat September 07, 2013
Kathy, sorry to read of the passing of your mother.
Pam Smail

Joyce Stewart
   Posted Sat September 07, 2013
May loving memories of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother,
and great-great grandmother bring you comfort & peace.

We all enjoyed Esther's company on Thursday's, when she was able
to attend Catholic hour, or, when she received Holy Communion in her
room at Dorothy Love.

Remembering you & your family in thought and prayer.
The Catholic Hour Ministry
Holy Angels & Sacred Heart Parishes

Mike Lieber
   Posted Sat September 07, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.


Sister Bonnie Steinlage, SFP
   Posted Sun September 08, 2013
My prayers are with Esther's family

Donna Bergman Baker
   Posted Mon September 09, 2013
Judy, Kathy & Jim,

So sorry for your loss. Aunt Esther was a very nice lady who I wish I had gotten to know better. She's back now with her brothers and sisters and bathed in God's glorious love.

Rest in Peace, Aunt Esther and tell Dad I still love and miss him.