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Esther L Coggeshall

August 22, 1933 — February 24, 2023

     Esther Louise Coggeshall, 89, of Golden, passed away Friday (February 24, 2023) peacefully at  Golden Good Shepherd Home.

     Born August 22, 1933, in Quincy, the second child of Harm and Margaret Miller Aden. She attended Locust Grove Grade School and graduated from Golden High School on May 24, 1950. She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in 1947 and was a member there most of her life.

     Esther married the love of her life, David W. Coggeshall at Trinity Lutheran Church on December 20, 1953. David and Esther were married for 67 years until his passing on September 6, 2021.

     After high school, Esther moved to Quincy and rented a room from John and Marian Maxwell and would tell enjoyable stories of that time, living with the other girls. When she lived in Quincy, she worked at Gardner-Denver and Motorola. After Esther and David moved to Golden in the 60s, She worked for 17 years at Golden Good Shepherd Home.

     Esther was born into a family that loved sports and games and that was a big part of her life. She encouraged her children and grandchildren to participate in sports. She loved to play games, even if they were made up. She also liked to play cards and most always had a deck of cards with her. Family was very important to her as she had a close relationship with her brothers and sisters, children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was well-known and loved in her community. Anyone who knew Esther knew she was a devoted Cardinal and Cowboys fan.

     Esther loved adventure. She and David traveled after the children grew up visiting places like the Holy Land, Hawaii, and Germany among other places.

     Survivors include two sons, Eric Coggeshall, Centennial, CO., and Robin (Claudia) Coggeshall, Camp Point; a daughter, Jeane Church, Golden; eight grandchildren, Adam (Rachel) Coggeshall, Palmyra, MO., Canon Benjamin Coggeshall, St. Louis, MO., Jacob Coggeshall, Chicago,  Caleb Coggeshall, St. Charles, MO., Ethan Coggeshall, Independence, MO., Jonah Coggeshall, Camp Point, Lydia (Tom) VanBuskirk, Hills, IA., and Maggie (Joe) Romero, San Carlos, CA.; seven great-grandchildren, Jackson, Luke, Brayden, and Tiffany Coggeshall, Emily Foy, and Adeline and Cecilia VanBuskirk; three sisters, Marjorie Shank, Golden, Carol Halsey, Quincy, and Linda (Jim) Shaffer, Springfield, MO.; her brother, Robert (Alicia) Aden, Chesterfield, MO.; a sister in law, Frances Vonholt, Clayton; and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Harold Aden; four brothers-in-law, Harry Vonholt, James Coggeshall, Wayne Shank, and Dennis Halsey; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Coggeshall.

     Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden by Rev. Ronald Graham. Burial will follow at Golden Memorial Gardens.

     Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden.

     Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Golden Good Shepherd Home.

     Online condolences may be left at

     The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is handling the arrangements.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

1003 Hayes St, Golden, IL 62339

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

1003 Hayes St, Golden, IL 62339

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