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Esther Ruth Noyes

Esther Ruth Noyes

Oct 8, 1932 - Jan 1, 2013
Esther Ruth Noyes celebrated the New Year by departing this world at 12:01 a.m. and joining in heaven those who have gone before. She was surrounded by her family and passed peacefully at the age of 80 years.

Esther is survived by her husband, Merrill Noyes, daughter Patricia Miles and husband William; son Brian Witt and wife La Vina; and son David Witt and wife Lora. She had 7 grandchildren: Laurence Miles, Tricia Merta, Jeremy Merta, Latosha Robbins, Karen Wells, Judith Proo, and James Witt; 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great great-grandchildren. Those preceding her in death include her parents, late husband Virgil Witt, daughters Kathleen and Suzanne, 2 sisters, and one granddaughter, Yvonne.

Esther enjoyed crocheting, painting, and cooking. She was known in the family as the “food pusher”. It gave her such joy to feed any and everyone around her table. Her special “Joy” was Christmas, which she celebrated from November 1st until the songs of the season ended on cable TV sometime in January.

Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, January 5th at the United Baptist Church on 12th Street and Pershing at 11 a.m.

Private family inurnment will be held later.

We request memorials to go to Amedisys Hospice in Riverton.

On-line condolences for the family may be made at

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.