Obit: Esther Ann
Parks Gethers, 1846 - 1930
Contact: Joan M Benner
Surnames: CODDING, GERARD, GETHERS, MEADE, PARKS, PAYNE Esther Ann Parks Gethers, 1846 - 1930
----Source: Coloma News [Coloma, Waushara Co., Wisconsin], Friday May 16, 1930, Page 1
Esther Ann, oldest daughter of Mary Meade and William Parks, was born March 20, 1846, in Clark Co., Wisc., and departed this life on May 9, 1930, at the home of her son Henry, in Hancock, where she was visiting a few days. Her age was 84 years, 1 month and 19 days.
On September 15, 1865, our subject was married to Henry Gethers. To this union 12 children were born, five of whom are living: Mrs. Janie Payne and Mrs. Clarence Codding, of Plainfield, Charley, of Minocqua, Henry, of Hancock, and Roy, of Glenwood, Minnesota. John died at the age of 23 and Nora Gerard at the age of 18, the other five passing in infancy. Mr. Gethers died 22 years ago.
The family moved from Richfield, Adams Co., 27 years ago, to Coloma, where Mrs. Gethers made her home since. For the last month she had been a sufferer from heart attacks, which caused her death.
She leaves to mourn their loss, two daughters, three sons, 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren besides many more distant relatives and friends. She was a kind mother and called "Grandma" or "Aunt Esther" by nearly everyone.
Funeral services were held at the Coloma Methodist Episcopal church, of which she has been a member for some years. Services were conducted by Rev. Walter Taylor and interment was made in the White cemetery by the side of her husband.
Mother, Darling, how we'll miss you, In the years that come and go, Yes, we'll miss you, miss you, Mother, For, dear heart, we loved you so. So unselfish and so patient, You were always glad to know, Something you could do for others, Such your life was here below. But your pain and cares are over, How you suffered none can tell, But you did your work, dear Mother, Did your part and did it well. You have just gone on before us, To that brighter land, dear love, And dear Mother, we will meet You in that heavenly home above.
- - - - - - Card of Thanks: We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all donors of beautiful floral offerings, and our neighbors and friends who so nobly assisted us at this time. To the donors of cars, the pallbearers, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hamilton for their singing, Rev. Taylor for his kind words, we are thankful. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Gethers Mrs. Janie Payne Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Codding Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gethers Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gethers
From the Coloma News [Coloma, Waushara Co. WI], Friday May 16, 1930, Page 1, Coloma News Notes column
A little daughter arrived at the Alvin Sorenson home on Sunday night, May 11. No other such "Mother's Day" gift was reported to us. Dr. Beck of Wautoma and Nurse Mary Duncan were on the reception committee.
Submitter: Joan M Benner Golden Rule Genealogy http://www.goldenrulegen.com Specializing in Central Wisconsin Records Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
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