SALINA — Esther Elaine Likes, 94, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. Esther was born in Emporia, July 4, 1925, to Olive (Weeks) and John Lehnherr. Esther married Thomas Likes, Oct. 15, 1944 in Emporia. She retired from Salina Orthopedic as the Office Manager.
Survivors include: sons, Thomas Dee Likes (Terry) of Larkspur, Colo., and George Alan Likes (Debbie) of El Dorado; daughter, Luanne Smith (John) of Brookville; granddaughters, Staci Biskie of Hays, Melissa Wescott (Mark) of Topeka, Hayley Wildy (Matt) of Kailua, Hawaii, Stacy Polzar (John) of Topeka, and Karody Robbins (Brett) of Brookville; grandsons, T.J. Likes of Austin, Texas, Grady Likes (Kelly) of Marysville, Ind., and Kirby Smith (Joni) of Goessel; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by: her husband; and granddaughter, Mandy Likes.
Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, Salina, with family present 5-7 pm.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the funeral home, with Pastor Lori Persigehl officiating. Burial will follow at Brookville City Cemetery Brookville, Kan.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Salina or the Brookville United Methodist Church, in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina, KS 67401.
Online condolences: www.carlsonfh.net.