Mrs. Marshick was my 6th grade teacher at West Central. She was my favorite teacher and I truly regret not looking her up years ago to thank her for her undying patience with a very challenging child.
Daniel (Danny) Craig
Twenty five days ago I hit the 81 year old mark!
But my memory is still pretty sharp. And this great woman and teacher left her mark on me. Over the years I have always had fond memories of being in her class, she had a way of making you want to learn! Too bad some of the ones I had later in school didn’t have that quality.
It was very sad for me reading her obit. They say all good things must come to an end, but if it was ten years in the future it would still be too early for this great lady! For those in her family I would like you to know what an impact she had on my life growing up.
Times in schools seem to be changing, and from what I can see not always for the good. The world has lost a special one, I’m proud to say she has always been in my greatest memories!
Ester and I taught together at West Central Elementary my first 3 years of teaching. I had a lot of fun with her and we laughed a lot. She loved her kids! She and Gerri Coates were good friends and I hung out with the two of them. I have to tell you how sorry I am to not go and see her at Westminster. I knew she was there as I saw her name in the group's directory. Unfortunately, I was there everyday with my best friend who was under hospice care. She died July 25th and I never went back there but kept thinking I should go see Esther. This is what happens when one procrastinates and I will always kick myself for it as I would have loved to talk to her again. I'm a retired teacher of 37 years and she would have gotten a kick out of that! Rest in peace sweet soul.
Esther was a neighbor, a family friend, and my 6th grade teacher at West Central Elementary School, 1945-46. She was a wonderful, good natured, teacher with a great sense of humor. The best teacher I ever had.
Thomas Zurflieh 09-12-2019