Esther E. Van Blaricom, 97, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Millers Merry Manor, Plymouth.
She was born in South Bend to Orphus and Elizabeth (Watkins) Sutherlin on March 21, 1921. She was a lifetime resident in the Plymouth area. She married Theodore Van Blaricom on Sept. 10, 1936, in Plymouth, and went on to have seven children. She belonged to the First Assembly of God Church in Plymouth.
She is survived by four daughters: Nancy E Young, Plymouth; Donna M. Shively, South Bend; Caroline Sue Pike, Culver; and Bonnie Jean Jernstrom, Plymouth; half-sister: Paulina Atkins, Plymouth; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband: Theodore Van Blaricom; sons: Raymond P. Van Blaricom, Sr. and David Van Blaricom; a daughter: Eldora Ruth Mann; sisters: Ethel Warner, Grace Gaines, and Luticia Hillman; a brother: Dean Sutherland; and half-brother: Harvey Gaines.
Visitation will be at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, from 11 am. until the time of services at noon Tuesday, Dec. 18. Burial will follow immediately after at the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.