“Sending my condolences to the Claussen family. Esther is a dear soul who loved her family and friends very much. Here on earth she taught, was kind, considerate, humble, dignified, quiet, knowledgeable, faithful, compassionate, a giver, a hand holder, a hugger, a supporter, an encourager. Was proud to coteam with her briefly with the 4th grade Sunday School class at Murdale Baptist Church in Carbondale IL before she stepped down teaching there. Friendly, hospitable in serving. Awesome...
CARBONDALE - Esther I. Claussen, 76, formerly of Bethalto, went home to be with her Lord early in the morning Tuesday, May 14, 2013, after a long illness.She was born June 25, 1936, in Jacksonville, to the Rev. William and Edith (Kehl) Edwards.She married Richard Neil Claussen on June 7, 1958. In...Read More