EDMESTON – Grace Hurd Estell, 70, who with her husband operated a dairy farm in Edmeston for 30 years, passed away at her home on Wednesday Aug. 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side.
Grace was born in Dunmore, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Ada Hinkley Pease.
Grace and Abram moved to Edmeston from Hamburg, N.J., and spent the last 30 years on the dairy farm raising their family. She is remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with the grandchildren. Grace was an avid knitter, needle pointer, and also loved crocheting for her family. She also loved to cook, and bake. In spite of not being in love with dirt, Grace was also a great gardener, growing many flowers and vegetables over the years. She was a member of the Garratsville Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband Abram Estell II. They were married on May 11, 1968, in Franklin, N.J. She is also survived by their children Abram III (Stephanie) Estell of Edmeston, Eric Estell of Edmeston, Michel (Jeffrey) Galley of Pittsfield, and Amanda Braswell of Edmeston; her grandchildren Kathryn, Kayleigh, Emily, Marissa, Austin, Warren, Sean, and Benjamin. Her siblings Charlie, Linda, Ralph, Shannon, William, Naomi, Ellen Sue, Ronnie, and Donnie. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by a brother Joey Hurd.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Delker & Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with Judith A.Gage, commissioned lay preacher for the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley, officiating. Interment will follow in Edmeston Union Cemetery. Calling hours will be noon-2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Garrattsville Presbyterian Church in loving memory of Grace. Arrangements are entrusted to the Delker & Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.