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For her outstanding contributions as a high school mathematics teacher, Esther is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by George Osborn, of Emporia, Kansas.

Starting a career in a one room school and continuing on to teach classes in advanced algebra in a metropolitan high school was a natural path for a dedicated teacher from a farm background north of Emporia.

Besides being an outstanding instructor in her field of mathematics, each summer Esther returned to the hay fields on the Nicklin farm.  No one could surpass her ability to handle a span of mules! Her language was always proper in addressing the mules, Polly and Molly.

After her retirement from teaching, Esther dedicated many years of community service as a Pink Lady at Newman Hospital.