Weatherford Democrat


April 6, 2014

Emma Estes


She remained highly independent and lived alone until suffering declining health just before her 103rd birthday. A firm believer in exercise, she was pictured in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram leading an exercise class at age 91 in the senior citizens center in Mansfield. She celebrated her 100th birthday with a party arranged by her granddaughters that was attended by five generations of her family who had gathered from across the county. Weatherford College gave her a lifetime gift of free hair care on her 101st birthday at their beauty school in Mineral Wells, and the mayor of Weatherford gave her a proclamation on her 104th birthday declaring it “Emma Estes Day” in Weatherford.

She is survived by her youngest son, Charles Glenn Estes, of Weatherford; and 10 grandchildren, granddaughters Jenny Estes Clark, of Weatherford, Mandy Estes, of Gladstone, Australia, Debbie Paine, of Waxahachie, Tracy Harbour, of Cornith Miss., Sherri Hagenno, of Bull Shoal, Ark., Terri Reid, of Fort Towson, Okla., Ellen Cartwright, of San Antonio, Marci Baggs, of Austin, and grandsons Tim Taylor, of Shorewood Ill., and Wesley Estes, of Flippin Ark. She is also survived by 22 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother and all of her siblings; her husband, George Estes; her oldest daughter, Wanda Jo Taylor; her oldest son, G.E. Estes Jr.; and her youngest daughter, Dorothy Nell Rogers.

Don’t cry for her; she is back with her family and in the hands of God.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

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