She was born on February 12, 1932 near Houston, Missouri, the daughter of the late Homer and Florence (Parker) Vandivort.
Estella was active in her church throughout her life. She served as clerk and assistant treasurer for 25 years. She was a Sunday school teacher, led the food committee and served in numerous board positions as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary. Estella’s most recent accomplishment was serving eight years as the president of the United Methodist Women’s organization.
She was also active in the Cabool community. She served on the Community Betterment board for a number of years. Estella was also an active member of the Cabool Library Board for 15 years and helped plan and carry out multiple fundraising efforts in the realization of a better library for Cabool residents.
Estella is survived by her husband of 63 years, Stanley; her son, Michael; and her daughter-in-law, Pamela. She is also survived by two brothers and their spouses, Norman and Lois Vandivort and Bill and Sharon Vandivort of Houston, Missouri, as well as a host of other family members and close friends remaining. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Cabool United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Dowler officiating. Pallbearers were Clayton Hanna, Bruce Headley, Eric Hemsath, Jim Sigman, Gordon Vandivort and Larry Yamnitz. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions be made to the Friends of the Cabool Branch Library.