OBITUARY

Esther May Reue

January 8, 1919February 2, 2019
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Esther Reue was born on January 8, 1919 to Paul and Minnie Wornat in Beasley, Fort Bend County, Texas.

Esther had two sisters Mary Hueske (Albert), Lydia Reue (Lonnie) and one brother Albert Wornat (Mary).

Esther married Hubert Heinrich on June 8, 1937 and moved to Houston, Texas shortly after. Esther was a longtime Catholic Daughter and Hubert was in the Knights of Columbus. Esther and Hubert had one daughter Maydell Heinrich Smelker who was born on May 28, 1938.

Esther was a housewife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed cooking, sewing and traveling. Esther was always a caregiver she cared for Hubert’s mother for 10 years and took care of Hubert for 3 years until he passed away in July 1982.

Later she took care of her second husband Melvin until he passed away in January 2010. Esther married her second husband on Dec 28 1985 and they traveled around enjoying life. From 1985-2010 they lived in Weimar, East Bernard, Beeville, Sealy and finally landed in Hungerford, TX. Upon the passing of her second husband, Esther moved to Woodbridge, VA and lived with her oldest granddaughter Suzanne and her husband Jim Stewart. After falling and breaking her knee she moved to Greenfield Assisted Living in Stafford, VA on November 7, 2017.

Ms. Reue has two granddaughters, Suzanne Stewart (James) (Woodbridge, VA) and Caroline Smelker (Spring, TX). She also has three great grand children: James M-W.Stewart (Stafford, VA), Jessica Champange (Spring, TX), Jonathan Smelker (Spring, TX). As well as four great great grandchildren: Emmylou (Stafford, VA) , Kayden James (Spring, TX), Jameson Jack (Stafford, VA), and Palin AnnMarie (Spring, TX). Melvin’s Family: Esther’s stepchildren: Merle (Joe) Hudgins, Wayne (Gloria) Reue). Merle’s and Joe’s children: Terri Hudgins, David Hudgins (Sherri), Sarah Hudgins (Domingo Montalvo) Wayne and Gloria’s children: Carter Reue (Kat) and Lesley Reue Gadomski (Brandon).

Services will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at Earthman Funeral Home, 12555 South Kirkwood Road, Stafford, TX 77477 as follows: Visitation: 9 am to 11 am Rosary: 10:30 am by Catholic Daughters Memorial Service: 11 am Burial: Davis Greenlawn

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, February 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Esther May Reue

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Gloria Reue

February 9, 2019

Our family has many good memories of Esther and Melvin and the times we spend with them. They usually came one or twice a year to see us and it was always special times. We also remember the times that we went to TX and spent time with them and once in particular when we had a 4th of July celebration at "The Ranch" (we always called their cabin house in the country "The Ranch"). Our children liked being out there as sometimes they slept in the Reue's traveling trailer. We have many memories to cherish with them. Esther has gone home to be with her first husband who died many years ago. We will miss her as we think back over the years.

Brenda Sullivan

February 7, 2019

Suzanne, although I never met your grandmother in person, from all the stories you shared with me, I felt as though I knew her and it was clear how special she was to you and your family. She was a wonderful woman who was loved very much and she will be missed greatly . Cherish all of the wonderful memories. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Love, Brenda

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