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 Esther Susan “Grannie” <I>Kirkbride</I> Udell

Esther Susan “Grannie” Kirkbride Udell

Death 21 Jan 2000
Burial Free Soil, Mason County, Michigan, USA
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Memorial ID 5075041 · View Source
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This woman was unique and wonderful,strong, wise, and full of love. Everyone who knew her called her "Grannie or Ma" she never turned anyone away from her door, when you came to her home you would find African-American kids, Indian kids, Korean kids, all races of kids and adults who she called "her kids". She had people of all religions,Muslims,Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Pagans call her "Grannie or Ma", she was always helping children with their home work, she taught them how to shoot a rifle and bow, how to hunt, fish, what they could or could not eat in the woods to survive, taught them to respect all people as well as all living things. There is no subject she did not have books on, and she read them all-she talked with those who crossed over, researched old cemeteries, taught Sunday School, and chased UFOs, she loved to watch wrestling on TV, she loved rock and country music Alice Cooper and Dolly Parton were her favorites. Others called this wonderful lady "Grannie or Ma" I had the honor of calling her MOTHER!

Just A Peaceful Mind

I wish no man to doff his hat,at the mention of my name.
I have no wish for power or ever fleeting fame.
Kings may come and Kings may go.
Life itself is full of woe.
To rule in Heaven or on earth,I was never meant.
Lord give me a peaceful mind.
And I will be content.

Written By Esther S. Udell sometime in the 1950s.
Cause of Death:COPD/Congestive Heart Failure

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  • Created by: Hilda Duell
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Esther Susan “Grannie” Kirkbride Udell (2 Mar 1929–21 Jan 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5075041, citing Meade Cemetery, Free Soil, Mason County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Hilda Duell (contributor 20096123) .