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Esther Ward

October 6, 1925 — June 16, 2016

Esther M. Ward, 90, lifelong Munnsville resident, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville.
Esther was born October 6, 1925 in Munnsville, a daughter of Frank and Nina Smith Grow. She received her education in Munnsville where she attended a one-room schoolhouse on East Hill. She married Nelson Ward on January 26, 1946. He predeceased her in October 1970. Esther had worked at Oneida Ltd. In Sherrill until retiring. She was affectionately known as Granny Esther to all of Munnsville. Esther loved doing crafts, and there wasn’t one that she didn’t master. She also enjoyed baking and made the best apple pies, EVER! Her favorite holiday was Halloween. Her house was always decorated from top to bottom and she was a prankster who had fun “tricking” as well as “treating” the kids who came to her door. She also enjoyed playing cards and dice. Esther was a member of the Owls Club Ladies Auxiliary in Oneida.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ted Swalgin of Waterville; grandchildren, Joe and Lisa Garbry of Munnsville; Michelle Garbry and Tom Mazur of Bridgewater; Ed and Markelle Garbry Perkins of Waterville; Gabe Kampf and Desirae Kampf, both of Munnsville; great-grandchildren, Shannan, Lindsey, Joshua, Lacey, Ashlee, Emily, Anthony, Evan, Tryston and Shyleigh; great-great-grandchildren, Brayden, Gauge, Archer, Finn and Rielynn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Rusty Ward Kampf; four brothers, Harry, Robert, Frank and Thomas Grow; two sisters, Hazel St. Dennis and Blanche Grow.
Graveside services will be held at 2pm Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the Stockbridge Cemetery, Munnsville.
There will be a gathering at the home on Joe and Lisa Garbry, Rt. 46, Munnsville following the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY.
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