Esther M. Mortensen, 94, Vero Beach

Esther M. Mortensen, 94, died Feb. 3, 2011, at VNA Hospice House, Vero Beach.

She was born in Miami and lived in Vero Beach for 43 years.

She was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ of Vero Beach.

Survivors include her sons, Robert L. Whiteley, of Vero Beach and Stephen J. Whiteley, of Morgonton, N.C.; brother, George B. Haeger Jr., of Fort Myers; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Miles J. Whiteley and Harold J. Mortensen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 1927 27th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Vero Beach.

Arrangements are by by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.

A guestbook is available at

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