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Esther L. Giffen

February 11, 1927 December 18, 2017
Esther L. Giffen
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Obituary for Esther L. Giffen

Esther L. Giffen age 90 of Joplin passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on February 11, 1927 in Golden City, Missouri to Chrissie Wilhelm and Lyda (Blanchard) Wilhelm.  Esther was a meat wrapper for many years for area businesses until her retirement.  She was preceded in death by her husband Grant Giffen; a son, John Giffen; and a brother, Leo Wilhelm.  Esther is survived by her daughter, Patricia Harlen of Greenfield, Missouri; sons, David Giffen of Joplin, James Giffen of Joplin; a sister, Louise Suiter of Lamar; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.  Esther has been taken for cremation and there are no services planned at this time.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.  Visit for online condolences.

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