Esther I. Heath

COLLINS, NY – Esther I. Heath, 93, of Conger Road, passed away Tuesday July 2, 2013 at the Gowanda Nursing Home.

She was born April 12, 1920 in Markhams, NY the daughter of the late Albert and Lydia (Hornberger) Raecher.

On May 14, 1938 she married Harland Heath, who predeceased her on December 16, 2008.

Mrs. Heath had worked as a bookkeeper at Himelein’s in Gowanda for many years. She was a member of the Collins Center United Methodist Church and attended the Gowanda Free Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler and fisherman and wintered in Florida.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Christine (Warren) Fuller of Collins, NY and Judith (Walter) Jensen of Collins; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by 3 brothers Walter, Gordon and Carl Raecher; and a sister, Doris Winter Peters.

Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY on Friday July 5, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the Gowanda Free Methodist Church with Rev. Vern Saile officiating.

Burial will be in Collins Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Gowanda Free Methodist Church.