Brenda Jane Knobbe
November 15, 1948 until November 26, 2023
Esther Elaine Brenneman (Voth) died November 26th, 2023, peacefully at her home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She was born in Fairview, Oklahoma on November 15th, 1948, to Ella and John Voth. She graduated from Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid, Oklahoma and attended Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. Esther lived much of her life ministering to communities in York and Porters Sideling, Pennsylvania before moving to Hershey and then to Siloam Springs in 2018.
She was an avid Christ-follower and was baptized and married at Eden Mennonite Church, Inola, Oklahoma, where she held her membership. Despite her connection to this home congregation, Esther was an integral part of many church families. She was an active participant in Child Evangelism Fellowship and spent many years providing childcare to neighbors, working for various daycare centers and finally working at the Hanover YMCA from which she retired. In the 1970s, she selflessly fostered and mentored teens and young adults through various ministries. She loved her cats, spending time in her gardens, playing piano, making art, and FaceTiming her grandchildren.
Esther was the dedicated and beloved wife of the late Rev. Robert C. Brenneman, and is survived by her three children, Rebecca Hunter (Joseph), Jonathan Brenneman (Sara), and Joshua Brenneman (Kerry), and seven grandchildren, Jedidiah and Jayzlee Hunter, Christopher, Nathan, and Emma Brenneman, and Ella and Emery Brenneman along with brother Don Voth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers James, Melvin, and John.
Services will be held December 15th, 2023, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania at the Mt. Wilson Church of The Brethren at 3:00PM with visitation to follow the service.