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May 30, 1949 - December 27, 2022

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family for one half hour prior to the service at the funeral home, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be given to Sumboldt Society, in c/o the funeral home.

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Age 73, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, early Tuesday afternoon, December 27, 2022. Esther was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 30, 1949, the daughter of Frank and Olive (Mathebula) Maki. Esther worked for many years as a teacher. In South Africa, she taught Afrikaans. She also taught Domestic Science at the Seventh Day Adventist College in Rhodesia and English at Starr Commonwealth. She was an avid reader. She liked taking walks and enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation. Esther was always willing to listen. She was a devout Christian who loved going to church, reading the Bible and praying for others. Esther is survived by her daughter, Msama Foote of Comstock; and a granddaughter, Emma Foote; and many other relatives here and in South Africa. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Elson.