Lora M. Esterhai, 57

Posted on April 9, 2013

Lora M. Esterhai, 57, of Bluffton, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Methodist Hospital from complications of a brain aneurysm that she suffered March 31, 2013.
Lora was born in Decatur on Jan. 19, 1956, and married Stephen L. Esterhai on Nov. 20, 1976, in Bluffton; he survives.
Lora was employed at Inventure Foods Inc. She loved spending time with her family at the shore and reading. 
Other survivors include a daughter, Andrea Esterhai of Bluffton; a granddaughter, Theresa Esterhai of Bluffton; six sisters, Loretta Drew of Fort Wayne, Connie (Pat) Durham of Bluffton, Karen (Robin) Trance of Bluffton, Roselyn Hower of Decatur, Patti Hower of Bluffton, and Brycella (Allen) Roth of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Brice (Marites Borabo) Hower of Bluffton. 
Lora was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Carl Hower, and by two brothers, Joseph C. Hower and Terry L. Hower.
Calling hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Mark Dauterman officiating. Burial will be in Six Mile Cemetery. 
Preferred memorials are to the VFW National Home or Methodist Hospital. 
Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com

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