She was born May 5, 1925, in Phillipsburg, Mo., the daughter of Lewis Schulz and Anna Hille Schulz. She married James Fyne on March 10, 1956, in Lawrence, Kan. He preceded her in death in June of 1988.
She worked as a nurse aide at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. After moving to Fort Scott to live with her daughter's family, she liked to watch birds coming to the feeder and the cows and deer roaming close.
Estel participated in senior exercise group and quilted with the V.F.W. auxiliary ladies. She enjoyed studying the Bible and watching 3 Angels Broadcasting Network on television.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fort Scott and formerly in Lawrence. She will be greatly missed by her church family as well as her natural family.
Survivors include a son, James Robert Fyne and wife Camilla, Blue Ridge, Texas; a daughter, Grace Ann Kramer and husband Larry, Fort Scott; and a sister-in-law Juanita Schulz, Lebanon, Mo.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Hannah Daniel and husband Steven, with a great-grandchild on the way, Daniel, Sarah and Madeline Fyne, Brett Kramer and wife Erica, Jake, Megan and Cody Kramer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Richard, Clarence, Clifford, George and Robert Schulz; two sisters, Evalena Bowden, and infant Lydia Schulz; as well as her parents.
Pastor Travis Forde will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to either the Seventh Day Adventist Church or 3 Angels Broadcasting Network and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.