From the 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.
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