A private family graveside service for Esther Ponx, 97, of Panora, will be held at the Franklin Township Cemetery in Cooper. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Cooper United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at sliningerschroeder.com. Survivors include: Children, Connie Meinecke of Des Moines, Karen Arbuckle of Washington and Patricia Hance of Marion.