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Esther M. Buitt

October 20, 1946 — November 19, 2022

MURPHYSBORO - Esther Marie Buitt, 76, died at 8:31 p.m., Saturday, November 19, 2022, at SSM St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, MO surrounded by her loving family.


Esther was born on October 20, 1946 to Joseph and Juanita (Krump) Westerfield. She married James Buitt on December 21, 1968, in Carbondale.


Esther was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Howerton; parents; and her brother, Ronald Westerfield; she is survived by her husband of 53 years, James of Murphysboro; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lynette of Park Ridge; grandchildren Amanda and Luke Howerton of Carterville; sister and brother-in-law June and Joe Marlo of Marion; nephews Tim, Todd and Joey Marlo; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mary Jo and Harold Reynolds of Springfield, MO.


Before retiring in 2007, Esther was a student services coordinator for Operation Rebound at Carbondale High School. Prior to that, she was an elementary school teacher in the Carbondale school district. Esther loved spending time with her family, tending to her many flowers & vegetable gardens and mowing her yard every chance she could.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Esther’s name to the Donor’s Choice.


There will be a public visitation on Friday, November 25, 2022 from 4:00 until 6:00pm at the Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale. There will be private funeral and burial services for the family.


To leave a story or memory of Esther visit www.meredithfh.com




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