Food Culinary 14

Esther Mae Jolliffe

May 3, 1936 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 83)


Esther Mae Jolliffe, 83 of Ellsworth, passed away November 24, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. 

Esther was born May 3, 1936 in Ellsworth, MI to Henry Heeres and Gertrude (Vandenberg) Heeres. 

She was a member of the Belltower Reformed Church in Ellsworth, as well as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan in Ellsworth for several years.  Esther enjoyed shopping, baking cookies, traveling, camping, and talking on the phone.  In 1997 Esther traveled to China to help her niece adopt her daughter Taylor.  Family was the first and most important thing to Esther.

Preceding Esther in death were her parents, brothers Harold Heeres and Bob Heeres, and sisters Eleanor Holecheck and Louise Potter.  On February 26, 1955 in Ellsworth, Esther married Richard L. Jolliffe who survives.  Also surviving Esther are four children, Susan (Dave) Maas of Jamestown, MI, Kevin Jolliffe of Jenison, MI, Rhonda Jolliffe of Akron, OH, good friend Amy Keller, and Laura (Al) Elhart of East Jordan, MI. As well as brother Marvin (Charlotte) Heeres of Ellsworth, MI, sister Jan Hartman of Kalamazoo, MI, seven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will take place Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Belltower Reformed Church in Ellsworth, MI at 1:00 p.m., with visitation going from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Thursday.  Interment will follow at Norwood Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions in Esther’s name may be made to the Good Samaritan, P.O. Box 206, Ellsworth, MI 49729 or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hastings Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Sign her online guestbook

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Esther Mae Jolliffe, please visit our floral store.


December 5, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Belltower Reformed Church (Ellsworth)

Funeral Service
December 5, 2019

1:00 PM
Belltower Reformed Church (Ellsworth)

December 5, 2019

2:00 PM
Norwood Cemetery

© 2020 Mortensen Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA