A gentle lady with a wicked sense of humor. She could farm with the best, it was in her DNA. Raised on a family farm in Hurffville, she had the tools to be the best partner to Milton, her late husband. She didn’t mind getting her fingers dirty. Esther could be found pulling sprouts for sweet potatoes and later packing tomatoes and peaches. She left the field a half hour before anyone else, not to rest but to prepare lunch and dinner for the crew. After the harvest was complete and the canning finished she would take some time to enjoy a mystery novel or track down some Heisey glassware in Lancaster County.rn In addition to farming she was a world class mom and homemaker. Her children were lucky to have a mom who typed school reports and term papers and also sewed and tailored their clothing. rn Esther met Milton at the Oasis Ballroom where he swept her off her feet. They married within six months. Their union was blessed with a daughter, Carol and son, Wayne; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving Esther is a brother, Ralph Johnson and a sister, Lois Craig.rn Come celebrate 87 ladylike years Sunday from 5 to 7PM and Monday from 9AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where the service will be at 10AM. Burial Lake Park Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton NJ 08053-3431.