Esther Louise Verga, 94, of Benton died Tuesday, Jan. 22.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William F. and Olga Pilgrim; a brother, William H. Pilgrim; and her husband, John J. Verga.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanne Stoetzner and husband Robert of Utica, N.Y., and Joanne Messley and husband Charles of Benton; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in St. Charles, Mo. Local arrangements are by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House, 23157 Interstate 30, Bryant, AR 72022; or to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard