Esther A. Howes, 96, formally of 35 Bowker St., Lexington, MA, died June 14, 2013 in the Charlwell House in Norwood, MA. She was born in Whately, April 7, 1917, the daughter of Lucius and Florence (Bowman) Allis. Esther was educated in Whately schools and graduated from the former Deerfield High School in the class of 1934. In her early years, she did domestic work and later married Howard W. Howes, Jr. on October 2, 1937, in the Whately Congregational Church. She worked as a cashier for the A & P store for 25 years. Esther was a member of the Whately Congregational Church. She is survived by two sons, Richard A. Howes and his wife Paula of St. Augustine, FL and Lewis H. Howes and his wife Patricia of Walpole, MA. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Roger and Richard Allis and her four sisters, Ethel Kinner, Ruth Goodyear, Isabelle Howes and Francis Allis. Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 11am in the Whately Center Cemetery. Arrangments handled by the Wrisley Funeral Home Chapel, So. Deerfield. Donations in Esthers memory may be made to the Whately Congregational Church, c/o Virginia Allis, Haydenville Road, Whately, MA, 01093. Expressions of Sympathy available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Lexington Minuteman from June 18 to June 25, 2013