Esther M. Garee

May 08, 1916 ‒ March 04, 2006

Sunbury, Ohio

Esther M. (Mitchell) Garee, 89 of Sunbury, left this world peacefully Saturday morning March 4, 2006 at her home.

She was born in York Center, Union County on May 8, 1916 to the late Paul K. and Emma (Foster) Mitchell. She has been a resident of Harlem Township since 1946 and a member of the Westerville Christian Church and loved gardening, yard work and flowers. Her true passion in life was nursing, she returned to school after raising her children and received her nursing degree from Marion General School of Nursing in 1972 and retired after working at Grant Hospital for 10 years in 1982. She was a born nurse and to this day is remembered by many staff members at Grant after almost 25 years.

Survived by her Husband of 58 years: Shelby Garee and they were married November 8, 1947 at his parents home in Harlem Township. Daughter: Linda Sue (Cecil) Skinner of Sunbury; Sons: Stephen of Sunbury and Greg (Nadine) of Galena; Grandsons: Will of Sunbury and Jason (Stephanie) of Houston, TX; Brother: Mark Mitchell of Mt. Pleasant MI. Many much loved Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

Proceeded by 3 Brothers: Allen, Paul Jr. and Fred and 5 Sisters: Wilma, Grace, Hope, Georgia Ruth and Harriett.

Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with her brother and nephew, Revs. Mark and Jack Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Fancher Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to: American Heart Assoc., PO Box 163549, Columbus, Ohio 43216-3549

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