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Mary Esther Caraway

November 20, 1925 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 92)


Mary Esther Caraway, 92, of Jamestown, Ohio, passed away Thursday evening, January 11, 2018 at Pristine Senior Living in Jamestown.  She was preceded in death by her parents, H. Wayne and Georgia (Chaffin) Knisley; her husband of 54 years, Harold E. Caraway; her sister, Ruth (Cavender) Schafer; her daughter, Wanda Jean (Caraway) Barrringer and her niece, Terry (Knisley) Sword.

She is survived by two sons, Dale Caraway and Roger (Kathy) Caraway and by a daughter, Kay (Mike) Helling; her brother, James (Janet) Knisley; her grandsons:  Jason (Crystal) Strickle, Jacob (Lindsay) Strickle, Matthew (Stephanie) Caraway, Luke Caraway, Mark (Murray) Caraway, John (Kimberly) Carawy, Brent Caraway, Kyle Caraway and Daniel (Darian) Barringer, as well as, 19 great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, 3nieces and 2 nephews.

Her life accomplishments included 50 year service as a Greene County 4-H leader, Jamestown Sesquicentennial Queen in 1966 and the distinction of being the first female bus driver in the Greeneview Local School District. She was a lifetime Member of the Jamestown Friends Meeting and served many years as the President of the USFW.

A public committal service will held on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Silvercreek II Cemetery in Jamestown, with Pastor Bill Medlin, officiating.

There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial gifts be contributed to the Jamestown Friends Meeting or Silvercreek Township Fire Department. 

Special thanks to her loyal caregivers, at Pristine, including:  Luisa, Betty, Haley, Sierra and Amy.

Arrangements gratefully entrusted to the Powers-Kell Funeral Home in Jamestown, Ohio.

Condolences to Mary Esther’s family may be made to:    



Charitable donations may be made to:

Silvercreek Township Fire / EMS Department
28 E Xenia St, Jamestown OH 45335
Tel: 1-937-675-4841

 Service Information

Graveside Service
January 16, 2018

11:00 AM
Silvercreek II Cemetery
Silvercreek TWP
Jamestown, OH 45335

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