Esther Kaye Aldridge

Born: Mon., Apr. 30, 1945
Died: Wed., Feb. 6, 2013


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Service

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Esther Kaye Aldrige, 67, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at her residence.

She was born April 30, 1945, to LeRoy Aldridge and Thelma Faye (Engle) Aldridge in Shelbyville.

Survivors include daughter, April Tennant of Shelbyville; sons, Darren Hood of Waldron and Barry Hood of Noblesville; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Ida Cox of St. Paul; and brothers, Lester Ray Aldridge of Shelbyville and Henry Aldridge of Lebanon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Dorothy Allen and Laurel Aldridge.

Ms. Aldridge was a personal secretary for Robert Reed Enterprises and for the past 15 years she was employed with MacAllister Machinery in Indianapolis as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time on sunny beaches.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service & Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Robert Prather officiating.

A private family burial will be at a later date.

Funeral Directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila J. Parks and Stuart H. Parks are honored to conduct the services for Ms. Aldridge.

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Cathy Denney Reahard
   Posted Fri February 08, 2013
Kaye you were the best step mother anyone could of ever had. Love you always Cathy

Sheila (McKinney) Downs
   Posted Fri February 08, 2013
April, Darren & Barry: I will always be grateful for your mom. She had an impact on my life that could never be repaid. She accepted me into your home and she always treated me as a member of the family and that is how I feel about all of you too. I am so sorry for your loss.

Ken Hall
   Posted Fri February 08, 2013
So sorry to hear of Kay's passing. She was such a outgoing happy go lucky person.

Brian Hawkins
   Posted Thu February 14, 2013
Darren, April, Barry - I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. I can recollect many old memories about her, Glenn and all of you guys visiting us. Mom gave me all of your cell numbers so you can expect I will be calling you to say hi. God has a reason for everything he does. Smile and remember all of the fond memories. Stay close as siblings. Love Brian, Nancy, Flonnie, Jamey, Rhetta

Rhetta Jo Glick
   Posted Sun February 17, 2013
April, Darren and Barry, so sorry to hear of Kaye's passing. I am filled with so very many fond memories of past years. I....was on the school bus with Kaye when I pointed out my Uncle Glen was visiting us. They were such a handsome couple! It was also me .....who helped name you April. I spent a week with your parents in Kentucky when she was very pregnant with you. I cannot tell you how many card games and monopoly games we all played!! You were such cute and well behaved little ones. It was a given that you were at mother and dad's on a week end for games and mother's yummy desserts. We need to get in touch, I did not know you were all still in Indiana. xxoo Rhetta

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