Ester "Ethel" Reinhardt Captain, 93, of Sweet Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Sweet Springs Villa in Sweet Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. Pastor David M. Ritoch will officiate. Organist Karol Meyer will play congregational hymns "Behold, A Host Arrayed in White," "The King of Love, My Shepherd is," "Around the Throne They Stand" and "The Strife is O'er." Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the church. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs.
Born Jan. 17, 1910, in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Mathias and Ester Soos Reinhardt. On Oct. 16, 1932, in Passaic, she married Edward C. Long, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 9, 1945, in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., she married John L. Captain, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Garfield, Clifton and Hasbrouck Heights before moving to Missouri in January 2000. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs and was a mother and seamstress.
Survivors include one daughter, Eileen Ritoch of Sweet Springs; one brother, Stephen Reinhardt of Garfield, N.J.; two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Durejko of Garfield and Mary Reinhardt of Clifton, N.J.; two grandsons; four great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.