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Esther J. Lawson

December 28, 2016
Westfield Republican

ASHVILLE - Esther J. Lawson, 87, formerly of Ashville, died Sunday (December 25, 2016) at Heritage Village in the town of Gerry.

She was born March 26, 1929 in Dewittville the daughter of the late Ernest and Helen Vanderwark Smith.

Ester had been a homemaker, she had also been a clerk at Jamesway in Lakewood, Loblaw's in Westfield and at Helman's Grocery Store.

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Esther J. Lawson

She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Dewittville, North Harmony Senior Citizen's, and RSVP.

Esther enjoyed knitting, crocheting, her family and the family get together's.

She is survived by three sons, John (Coleen) Lawson of Jamestown, Brad (Christine) Lawson of Ashville, and Bryan (Meghan) Lawson of Millersville, MD; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mary Smith of Westfield, Susan Hindman of Dewittville, Ruth Frudd of Westfield, and Peggy Kewalski of Sherman; 5 brothers, Allen Smith of Avon Park, FL, Chuck Smith of Westfield, Pete Smith of Mayville, Herb Smith of Sherman, and Larry Smith of Honeoye, NY.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon "Ernie" Lawson whom she married July 25, 1948 in Fredonia and who died October 17, 1993; two sisters, Alice Francis and Kathleen Turpin; one brother, David Smith; her father and her stepmother, Helen Furlow Smith.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Dewittville. Pastor Lyle Leach will officiate. Burial will be in the Ashville Maple Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday at the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville.

Memorials may be made to Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 5817 Meadows Road, Dewittville, NY 14728.



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