Obituary for Esther June (Nuland-Meekhof) Kanipe

Born: Sep. 24th, 1917
Passed Away: Dec. 28th, 2013

Visitation

Thursday Jan. 2nd, 2014
10:00am to 11:00am at Throop Funeral Home
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Service

Thursday Jan. 2nd, 2014, 11:00am at Throop Funeral Home
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Obituary

Esther June (Nuland-Meekhof) Kanipe, age 96, of Allendale MI. formerly of Hickory NC., went home to Jesus on Saturday December 28, 2013. She was preceded on her heavenly journey by her parents, John & Helena (DeMaagd) Nuland; brother, Louis Nuland; sister, Anna Vander Meulen; daughter, Carol Gould; grandson, Craig Stephenson and husbands Harry Meekhof and J.C. Kanipe. Esther was born and grew up in the Coopersville area known as "Hardscrabble". She graduated from Coopersville High School in 1935 and lived in West Michigan until 1979 when she moved to Hickory, N.C. She returned to Michigan in 2000 and made her home in Allendale where she attended Allendale Baptist Church. Esther was a gentle, private person who loved playing the organ and singing the old hymns, reading, gardening, crochet and word puzzles. She is survived by her children, Dave (Sandy) Meekhof, Richard (Gay) Meekhof, Donna (Mike) Stephenson and Robert (Gail) Meekhof; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mabel Adema and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday Jan. 2, 2014 at The Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, Coopersville, MI 49404, with Rev Robert Searles officiating. Burial in Coopersville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever." Ps. 23:6. An online guestbook may be signed at www.throopfh.com. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, PH. 616-837-8161

Burial

at Coopersville-Polkton Twp Cemetery
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