Cumberland Times-News

November 6, 2012


Cumberland Times-News

— GRANTSVILE — Aquilla

Mae (Richter) Oester, 75, of

Keyser’s Ridge, Grantsville,

went to be with her Lord and

Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday,

Nov. 5, 2012 at Western Maryland

Regional Medical Center,


Born March 8, 1937, in Cove,

she was the daughter of the

late Albert F. and Clara

Pauline (McClintock) Richter.

Aquilla, along with her husband,

owned and operated

Grantsville Feed and Supply,

until retirement in 2001. She

was a member of Trinity

Lutheran Church-Missouri

Synod, Fairhope, Pa. and

enjoyed sewing, embroidery,

cooking, gardening and spending

time with friends and family.

Aquilla was a loving and

devoted wife, mother and


She is survived by her loving

husband of 55 years, Robert A.

Oester; two sons, Rev. David

A. Oester, Oil City, Pa. and

Gary E. Oester and wife,

Belinda (Gribble), Grantsville;

two daughters, Barbara J.

(Oester) Diehl and husband,

Michael, Addison, Pa. and

Linda K. (Oester) Palmer and

husband, Robert, Fredericksburg,

Va.; five grandchildren,

Brittany, Jordan and Adam

Diehl, all of Addison, Jonathan

and Katrina Oester, both of

Grantsville; three brothers,

Earl Richter and wife, Maxine,

Middletown, Ronald Richter

and wife, Gayle, Oakland,

Allen Richter and wife, Linda,

Minerva, Ohio; two sisters,

Elsie (Richter) Hart, Minerva

and Mary (Richter) Lewis and

husband, Roger, Oakland; and

numerous nieces and


Friends may be received at

the Newman Funeral Homes,

P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville,

on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Funeral and graveside services

will be conducted in the

funeral home on Friday, Nov. 9,

2012 at 11 a.m. with Pastor

Paul Yanke officiating. Friends

may call one hour prior to the


Interment will be in the St.

John’s Lutheran, ELCA

Cemetery, Accident.

Expressions of sympathy

may be directed to the Trinity

Lutheran Church, M.S.,

Fairhope, Pa. or The Lutheran

Church Missouri Synod Seminary

Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be sent to

the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.