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In Loving Memory
Heather Lauren Estes Padilla
1/14/1984 - 4/9/2012

Heather Lauren Estes Padilla, age 28, New Castle resident, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012.


She was born January 14, 1984 in New Castle, Indiana and had been a resident of New Castle most of her life.


Heather was a 2002 graduate of Blue River Valley High School, and also a graduate of Ivy Tech. She was currently a student at Ball State University. She had worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, and also for Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. Heather enjoyed family activities and sharing time with family, and friends. She enjoyed nature, outdoors, fishing, and shooting firearms, achieving the rank of a “marksman”.


Left to cherish her memory include: 2 sons, Dominick Padilla and Donovan Padilla; parents, Michael Estes and Mickie Reuter Estes; maternal grandparents, Mike and Norman Jean Reno Reuter; 1 sister, Kristen Estes; 1 uncle, Jeff Reuter; 1 aunt Judy (husband Bob) Stone; also, several nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunts, and great uncles.


She was preceded in death by: her uncle, Larry Reuter, and her paternal grandparents, Barney and Katherine Cook Estes.


Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral service will be private. Burial will take place in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.


Online condolences may be made at


Macer-Hall Funeral Directors: Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.

Online Condolences
From: Beth Roberts   New Castle IN
Relationship:  Former co-worker with Mike

Sorry to hear of your loss of Heather. She was a beautiful young lady. A life taken much to early. Stay strong. Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Sent:  4/10/2012
From: Tony and Cheryl May   Mooreland IN
Relationship:  friends

Mickie and family: We are sad beyond words for your loss. You are in our prayers every day. May the Holy Spirit surround you and comfort you in the days and weeks ahead.
Sent:  4/10/2012
From: Ron&Tess Supinger   Selmer Tn.
Relationship:  Friend

Were so sorry for your loss Micky,Our prayers are with you and your family.
Sent:  4/11/2012
From: Michelle Ntiamoah (Buckler)   New Castle IN
Relationship:  Family Friend of Mike and Heather Estes

Dear Mike I'm so very sorry, words can't express a loss like this..May God see you through the hard times and give you comfort. I will be praying for you. Love you all very much.
Sent:  4/11/2012
From: Liz Taylor Jarvis   Red Feather Lakes Colorado
Relationship:  Phoenix Family/Dr. Rains office

Mike, Mickie, Kristen and the Padilla family, I remember a little girl that loved to dance, loved her sister and even enjoyed coming to see the doctor....kind of when she was little. I can't believe she is gone! She truly was a treasure! Kiley loved Phoenix Dancers and I know Heather did as well. My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Sent:  4/11/2012
From: Tom and Debbie Wise   Lewisville Indiana
Relationship:  Friends

Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sent:  4/12/2012
From: Doreen   Indianapolis Indiana
Relationship:  friend

There are no words that can ease the pain we feel for your loss, you had so many dreams left to accomplish, so many memories left to make. Today people will gather laugh, cry, share stories, and remember what an amazing and strong person you are. Rest In Love Heather, terribly missed, deeply loved, and forever remembered. Prayers to your handsome boys and family.
Sent:  4/12/2012
From: Brian Pugsley & Family   Mount Summit IN
Relationship:  classmate/friend

I would like to offer my condolences to Kristen Estes and the rest of Heather's family for the loss of a great person. I had class with Heather as well as Kristen at BRV. Heather was a great person to talk to and I know she will be missed. I wish the best to all family members of Heather.
Sent:  4/12/2012
From: Betty Watson   New Castle Ind
Relationship:  Friend

I'm so sorry,I can't be there today to say goodbye.I can't bear to see you this way.I want to remember you as the bubbly fun loving Heather you were.The short time we worked together at Applebees were amazing.Your boy being in my son's wedding.How precious was he.Heather just know you were an amazing person.You will be truly missed my friend. Love & Miss ya til we meet again my friend!!!! Love, Betty
Sent:  4/12/2012
From: Richie & Sarah Huckeby   New Castle IN
Relationship:  friends

We are so fortunate to have known Heather. We have several great memories of our times together. We will miss her dearly... especially that beautiful smile of hers. We are thinking of her family at this time, especially Dominick & Donovan, such precious little boys. We love you Heather & we will never forget you.
Sent:  4/12/2012
From: Tamisha Padilla   indianapolis indiana
Relationship:  sister-in-law

My family sends our deepest sympathy to Heather family we loved her very much she is and always be part of our family down in indianapolis i promise heather that i will make sure my nephews will be good no matter what gone too soon.
Sent:  4/12/2012
From: Robert F. Shaffer IV   New Castle Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

I am very sorry for your loss. Heather was and is a wonderful person. My prayers will be with everyone including Heather. I give my deepest condolences to everyone. I know Heather is smiling down on us at all times.
Sent:  4/12/2012
From: Steve and Jackie Wiley   Beech Grove Indiana
Relationship:  Friends of Jeff Reuter

I'M FREE don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to live, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a viod. Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.. My life been full, I've savored much, Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed to brief, Don't lenghthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free. Jeff, We are glad to hear you are in town. But saddened by your news. Reaching out to you with our deepest condolences. Love Steve and Jackie
Sent:  4/13/2012
From: Eileen Willeman   Carmel IN
Relationship:  Co-Worker

Micki, I am heart broke for you and your family. What a profound tragedy. Peace. Eileen
Sent:  4/14/2012
From: Steve & Lana Guffy   Wenatchee Washington
Relationship:  Friend

Our condolences to Mickie, Mike, Kristen and the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God keep you and wrap his loving arms around you all during this time. We love you.
Sent:  4/16/2012

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