Esther N. Key, 87, of Princeton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at the Gibson General Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility in Princeton.

She was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Princeton to David R and Inez (Parrett) Key. 

She worked as a nurse’s aide at Gibson General Hospital for several years. She attended Patoka United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and started the “Muppet” puppet ministry at the church.

She is survived by her nephew, James Key of Patoka; niece, Evelyn Carlisle of Patoka; sister-in-law, Mary L. Key; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers.

Graveside services will be at 6 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Princeton with Pastor Daniel Payton officiating. Burial will follow the service. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements.