Esther L. Rogers, 97

FULTON, NY – Esther L. Rogers, 97, of Fulton, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday March 27, 2014, at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.

Born in Canastota, Esther lived in Oneida before moving to Fulton in 1961.

She co-owned Lower Falls Liquor Store in Fulton with her husband, Harley, in the 1960s.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harley F. Rogers, in 1992; by a sister, Doris Wishart; and two brothers, Richard Wishart and Leon Reising.

Surviving are: a son, Harley “Tom” (Sue) Rogers of Leoma, Tenn.; two daughters, Peggy  (Bob) Cushman of  Oneida and Debbie (Paul) Foster of Fulton; a brother, Don Reising of Blossvale; nine grandchildren, Mike  (Diane) Cushman, Sue  (Frederick) Stefanik, Valerie (Beth Curry) Cushman, Tim (Tina) Cushman, Chris Cushman, Kim (Neil) DiSpirito, Karen Vanderwalker, Kim (Kelly) Leroux and Dennis (Brea) Goss; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. March 29 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton, with services at 11 a.m.

Burial will be in Vienna Cemetery, McConnellsville, NY, at a later date.

Contributions may be made to Oneida Fire Benevolent Association, 109 N. Main St., Oneida, NY, 13421 or Michaud Residential Health Services, 453 Park St., Fulton, NY 13069.

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