Esther was a devoted mother and grandmother. As an active member of the Villa Hills Gospel Chapel, she taught Sunday school and was a Bible Club leader. She was also a Bible Camp volunteer at Turkey Hill Ranch, and she was a Cub Scout leader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter G. “Jerry” Sewell, whom she married on March 6, 1959, and who died on April 10, 2012; her parents, Edward J. and Virginia, nee Emmons, Conzelman; and a sister, Ruth Scalf.
Surviving are three sons, Edward (Nancy) Sewell of Waterloo, IL,
Walter “Rick” (Cathy) Sewell of Highland, IN,
Gerald Sewell of Freeburg, MO;
one daughter, Cynthia Olson of Belleville, IL;
eight grandchildren, Jessica, Elaine and Rebecca Sewell,
Blaise (Katie) Sewell, Sarah (Shannon) Hoolihan,
Duncan (Audrey Gammon) Sewell, Brendan and Caylie Olson;
three great-grandchildren, Emery and Sienna Sewell, and Roland Sewell;
a sister, Rachel (Arlis) Williams;
a brother, David (Jeandra) Conzelman;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Turkey Hill Ranch Bible Camp, 13489 Maries Road 301, Vienna, MO 65582. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Mrs. Sewell has lived a life for Christ. Now she is with him in eternity. With deepest sympathy and love for the Sewell Family…life-long friends!Max and Pepper
Pepper and Max Werner, Arnold, Nebraska , 69120
Annie and I are so sorry for your loss, and I wish I had something wonderful to say to make you feel better. There are no words to express the sadness we both are feeling for you and your family. We hope you can take comfort knowing you have an angel looking over you. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a wonderful treasure to always hold in your heart and no one can take away from you. May the love of your friends and family surround you and fill your heart as you journey down this new road. It has been 11 years since my mom passed away and I know that the road ahead will bring you many ups and downs but know that your mom’s love and presence will always be with you. Sending you and your family lots of warm hugs.
Gone Away by Diana Blokzyl
An Angel whispered
take my hand and
come with me
you’re work here is done.
I went away to a place
where there’s no tears, nor sorrow
only laughter and smiles,
there will always be a Tomorrow.
As I move amongst the clouds.
I’ll look down and smile upon you,
while the angels
sing a heavenly song.
I am not alone
all who went before
they awaited my return.
I know you’ll grieve
and wish I was still here
I am here in the memories
you hold dear.
Remember how much I
and know I took your
love with me.
I did not wish for
you to cry, nor feel sad.
My pain is gone and
I am Free!
Soon you’ll come to me
God will be with you
Just as He’s with me…..
Dana Hancock, Pace, Florida , 32571