Esther F. Bailey - May 14, 2011

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 RAVENA Esther F. Bailey, 84, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011. She was born in West Coxsackie daughter of the late Arthur and Rachel Carr and had lived in the Ravena area for many years. Esther was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in Ravena, and the church Guild. She was also a member of Senior Projects of Ravena, Charter member of the Ravena Rescue Squad and one of the first women to run with the squad, a member of the Ravena Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the R-C-S American Legion Post 114 Ladies Auxiliary.
Esther was predeceased by her husband John C. Bailey. Survivors include her children, Jacklyn (Joe) Spring, Paula (Jack) Purcell, William (Penny) Bailey and Martin (Angel) Bailey; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters Gladys Bailey and Ruth Tompkins.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, May 18th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. Contributions in memory of Esther may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, PO Box 326. Ravena, NY 12143 or Senior Projects of Ravena, PO Box 142, Ravena, NY 12143.