Esther R. Laird

MIFFLIN – Esther R. Laird, 77, died at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, in Mifflin.

Born Dec. 23, 1935, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late John Daniel Laird and Hulda Mary (Wincer) Laird.

Esther is survived by: her son, Brian Laird and wife, April, of Lewistown; six grandchildren; her sister, Zelda Baker, of Mifflintown; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lottie Ferguson, Mary Peachey, Kathryn Hoar, Mabel Wagner, Anna Druckemiller, Helen Shirk and Betty Auman George, and her brothers, Alonza, John, Cleo, Harrison and Paul Laird.

Esther was a member of Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, in Mifflintown.

She worked for a short time at William Penn Nursing Home and also had done some babysitting.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Heller- Hoenstine Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Kenneth Hepner officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made in Esther’s memory to the Locust Grove Retirement Village, 169 Cottage Road, Mifflin, PA 17058.

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