Esther Pugh, 96, of St. Clairsville, OH died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Belmont Manor Nursing Home.

She was born May 12, 1918 in Lansing, OH a daughter of the late Roy and Bertha Hanson Shaw.

Esther was the retired owner/operator of Esther’s Beauty Shop for over 50 years, a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church and choir, Mary Reed Circle, Order of Eastern Star and the Belmont Hills Country Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband David Austin Pugh in 2000; an infant son, Gary Pugh; two sisters, Grace McAfee and Mary Jane Marker.

Surviving are a son Terry (Charlene) Pugh of St. Clairsville; a daughter, Suzie (Bill) Mulvey of Griffin, GA; four grandchildren, Aaron Mulvey, Meredith Vorhees, Terra Welsh and Jackee Elmore; four great-granddaughters, Violet Vorhees, Samantha Vorhees, Sophie Welsh and Paige Elmore.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon at Thoburn United Methodist Church with Rev Kenneth Gifford officiating. Burial will follow in Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport, OH.

The family would like to express thanks for the loving care Esther received by the staff of Belmont Manor.

Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thoburn United Methodist Church Choir or Valley Hospice.

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