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A lifelong resident of the Longrun Esther Sallee, the daughter of Jacob Sheridan Sallee and Addie Jane (Gladden) Sallee, was born May 31, 1918, and departed this life May 2, 2007, at the age of 88.
Esther was a lifelong resident of the Longrun area until moving to Ava 15 years ago. Esther was a homemaker and farmer. She was saved and joined the Igo Church in 193l and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Esther was an avid quilter and produced many fine quilts even during her long stay at the nursing home. In her later years she took up oil painting and bingo. Esther loved her nephews and great-nephews and nieces as her own children.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Leslie Sallee, one sister, Atha Silvey, a great-niece, Kathy Silvey, and great-great-niece, Josie Daniels.
She is survived by two nephews, Hestel and Alice Silvey, Kissee Mills, and Haskell “Jake” Silvey, Bradleyville; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Doyle Turner officiating. Interment followed in the Griffith True Vine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Griffith Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.