Esther M. Wallace

November 28, 1911
- June 15, 2007

MILO - Esther M. Wallace

Milo - Our dear mother, Esther M. Wallace, left this life on June 15, 2007 from her home in Milo. She was born November 28, 1911, in Stacyville, the daughter of Raymond and Lydia (Ryan) Perry. After ninety-five years on this earth with us she has joined her many friends and family members who went before her to eternal life. She was a member of the Episcopal Church.
Esther was the widow of Clifton Gerry with whom she had their daughter Catherine (Gerry) Smart and their son, Carroll Gerry. Esther remarried and was also the widow of George A. Wallace with whom she had their daughter, Isabelle (Wallace) Warren.
She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers; Eula Roberts, Eleanor Copeland, Leon Perry, Lawrence Perry and Edgar Perry, whose widow, Mary, resides in Dover-Foxcroft.
She is survived by her son, Carroll and daughter-in-law, Shirley, of Vonore, TN. She is also survived by her daughters; Catherine Smart of Medway, and Isabelle Warren and her son-in-law, Douglas Sr. of Milo. She leaves many very dear nieces and nephews and their families. She was "Nana" to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren as well as the neighborhood children.
Esther enjoyed the flowers she grew and bouquets she was given. She welcomed the birds that visited her yard and was always glad for the sightings of wildlife that she saw while out for rides.
She knit love into the many pairs of mittens and socks she made. She couldnt stand to see a child with no mittens and would knit a pair for any she saw were going barehanded.
Her mincemeat was a favorite of the mincemeat eaters in her circle of family and friends. There was always a supply in jars in the cool cellar waiting to become part of a pie or cookies.
Frying doughnuts was a labor of love for Esther. Besides the usual doughnuts, she cooked the holes left from cutting them out. The very last of the dough became the "big doughnut" of every batch and it made a person feel extra special to get that big doughnut.
Christmas was Esther's favorite holiday. She especially enjoyed the lights, decorations, and her Christmas Eve ride. Most importantly she kept the true spirit of Christmas in her heart year round.
Life was not always kind to Esther; but her faith, her courage, and her determination were lessons to her children that were taught the very best way a mother can teach - by her example.
Friends are invited to call from 12:00 noon until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with Rev. Nancy Moore officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be left at

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