Esther L. Newton - Barnett, age 83, of Brookside Circle, Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at Arnot Odgen Medical Center, Elmira. Mrs. Barnett was born March 30, 1922 at Nunda, NY, the daughter of the late Wilbur Lorenzo and Margery Horton (Baker) Wilcox. She married
Charles F. Newton February 13, 1944. He predeceased her in 1991. November 17, 1993, Esther married E. Harvey Barnett. He predeceased her 2002.
She received her BA from Grove City College in Grove City PA and did graduate studies at Elmira College, Columbia University and the University of Lyons in Lyons, France. Esther was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma - Alpha Rho Chapter. Following 30 years of teaching French and Spanish, she retired from the Thomas Edison High School in Elmira.
Esthers survivors include two daughters: Mary Beth (Ike) Campbell of Blossburg, PA, and Natalie Catherine (Paul) Mattison of Corning; one son: Stephen Charles (Gwen) Newton of Fallsburg, NY; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; five nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, with Rev. Richard Price officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Nunda, NY.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, P.O. Box 454, Big Flats, NY 14814