Esther Marie (Fite) Pennington

January 8, 1938 - June 6, 2021

Esther Marie (Fite) Pennington, 83, of West Union, Ohio, passed away Sunday June 6, 2021 at her residence with her family by her side.  She was born January 8, 1938 in Jefferson Township in Adams County.  She was preceded by parents, George Clinton Fite and Mamie Madeline (Murphy); love of her life, Thomas Daniel Pennington; one son, Gregory Thomas “Tommy” Pennington; three sisters: Faye Gifford, Kathleen Smith, and Thelma Lintz and three brothers: Paul Fite, James “Jimmy” Fite and Eugene “Slim” Fite.

Esther is survived by three daughters: Kathy Pennington, Leisa Pennington and Sonya (Roger) Nehus all of West Union; one son, David (Joni) Pennington of Hillsboro; one adopted son, Viroj T. of West Union; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was married for 22 years and was a dedicated homemaker and a devoted mom to five children. She was “mother” to many. Anyone visiting her home was treated like family.  She gave all to family, friends and strangers, there was no end to her kindness. She always had a beaming smile on her face and left a good impression on everyone she met.  Her family meant the world to her, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a devote Christian of the Pentecostal Faith.  She enjoyed gardening and flowers; she took great pride in her garden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated

P.O. Box 5

West Union, Ohio 45693

The public visitation is 12 – 2 PM Monday, June 14, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 2 PM Monday, June 14, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.  Pastor Terry Fite will officiate.

The public interment is at Sunshine Ridge Cemetery, 5598 Sunshine Ridge Road, Blue Creek, Ohio 45616.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated is serving the family.


Phil and Vicki Rhonemus - Jun 14, 2021
Dear Pennington Family, Keeping all of you in our prayers and thoughts at this time. Sincerely,
Joerasyle - Jun 12, 2021
I loss one of my good adviser. You comfort me most of the time when I'm heart broken. Your words of advise inspire me how to forgive and love someone without any expectation in return. You have special place in my heart. Thank you Grandma for all your care, love , and giving me a chance to be part of your life. Rest in Peace Grandma. We will never forget you and will forever love you. My deepest condolences to the families.
Joerasyle - Jun 12, 2021
Deborah Reed Snyder - Jun 9, 2021
I am SO sorry for your loss. I lost my husband last July, and my dad in January. I feel your pain. I love you all and am SO sad that you are all going thru this. God be with you and please know that you are all loved and not alone. Please let me know if there is EVER anything that I can do for any of you, day or night, no matter how big or small. Love & Prayers Deb
Sandy (Murphy) Grooms - Jun 9, 2021
So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always so sweet. She will be missed. Hugs and prayers
Marti Knauff - Jun 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss, she was a lucky woman to have such devoted loving children. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Kimberly A Martinez - Jun 9, 2021
Kathy sorry for the loss of your Mom.
Linda Richard - Jun 8, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Esther was a very kind, loving lady. Always enjoyed being in church with her. Heaven gained another angel. My deepest sympathy to the family.