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Esther L. McKalip

September 12, 1935 - November 1, 2020

  • Visitation: Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Service: Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:00 am from the Dietrich-Mothershead Chapel
  • Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto
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Esther L. McKalip, of De Soto, MO passed from this life on Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Crystal City, MO at the age of 85. Mrs. McKalip was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and homemaker.  She pastored alongside her husband at the Rose of Sharon Full Gospel Temple in De Soto, MO   for 42 years.  Esther was known for her loving, caring nature and her great faith and love for God. She had a powerful prayer life; many turned to her for prayer knowing the answer to these prayers were on the way.  She was born in Marble Hill, MO on September 12, 1935 to the late Ira Sylvester Rhodes and Nora (Cheek) Rhodes-Raines.

She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Terry L. McKalip, and two sisters, Ethel L. Ransom and Wilma Baugher.

She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Rev. Carl J. McKalip, D.D., two daughters, Donna L. (Walter) Hahn, Sandra M. (Kenneth) Weber and one son David E. (Ronda) McKalip, all of De Soto, MO.

Five grandchildren: Randy McKalip, Tiffany McKalip, Carl Jason “C.J.” (Susan) Hahn, Justin McKalip and Rev. Samuel J. (Courtney) Weber. Ten Great-Grandchildren: Kate, Wyatt and Jenna McKalip, Autumn and Reese McKalip, Emma McKalip, and Luke, Samuel Isaiah, Elliana and Noah Weber. She has one surviving sibling, a sister, Lorna Faye (Dale) Smith.

Special Notation: Esther’s message to her Family and Friends is simply this . . . “Make Jesus your personal Lord and Savior so that you too can make Heaven your eternal home”

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