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TAMPICO – Esther A. Waldron, 96, of Tampico, died Saturday, July 18, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Esther was born July 10, 1919, in Huron, South Dakota, the daughter of Clarence and Anna (Ritter) Holforty. She was united in marriage to Manford “Wally” Waldron on Aug. 9, 1942, in Nebraska. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1996. She enjoyed crocheting, gambling, and her dog, Amy.

She is survived by seven daughters, Karen (Barney) Hemminger of Sterling, Vickie (Rick) McKay of Rock Falls, Cheryl (David) Adams of Sterling, Jackie Adams and DeAnn (Mick) Bryan, both of Tampico, Bobbie Jo (Danny) Conduff of Morrison, and Cindy (Paul) Haney of Tampico; three sons, Jerry Waldron of Davenport, Iowa, and Dennis (Betty) Waldron and Wally (Sharon) Waldron, both of Sterling; 30 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Baker of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, three daughters, Carol and two in infancy, four sisters, and one brother.

A private funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with the Rev. Leanne Keate, pastor of Tampico United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

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Esther A. Waldron - 96

7/10/1919 - 7/20/2015 
Tampico, Illinois

 Esther A. Waldron, age 96 of Tampico, Illinois died Saturday, July 18, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Esther was born on July 10, 1919 in Huron, South Dakota, the daughter of  Clarence and Anna (Ritter) Holforty .  She was united in marriage to Manford “Wally” Waldron on August 9, 1942 in Nebraska. He preceded her in death on October 5, 1996. She enjoyed crocheting, gambling, and her dog Amy.

She is survived by 7 daughters, Karen (Barney)Hemminger of Sterling, IL, Vickie (Rick) McKay of Rock Falls, IL, Cheryl (David) Adams of Sterling, IL, Jackie Adams of Tampico, IL, DeAnn  (Mick) Bryan of Tampico, IL, Bobbie Jo (Danny) Conduff of Morrison, IL, Cindy (Paul) Haney of Tampico, IL, 3 sons Jerry Waldron of Davenport, IA, Dennis (Betty) Waldron of Sterling, IL; Wally (Sharon) Waldron of Sterling, IL; 30 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; one sister Maxine Baker of Sioux Falls, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Carol, and two daughters in infancy, four sisters and one brother.

Private Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rev. Leanne Keate, pastor of the Tampico United Methodist Church. Burial will be Tampico Memorial Cemetery. A memorial has been established. 

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