UNITY – Esther LaVon Winship passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior Oct. 27, 2005, at a Waterville hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Plymouth, the daughter of William and LaVon (Edminister) Erskine. Esther was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was a member of the Knox Ridge Baptist Church and a former Sunday school teacher. She was an avid quilter, a terrific cook and well known for her lemon meringue pies. In addition to her parents, Esther was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence Esrkine; and sisters, Eunice Norris and Pauline Erskine. Esther is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert Winship, of Unity; her children and spouses, Barbara and Ed Hall of St. Albans, Beverly Winship of Unity, Floyd and Fannie-Lynn Winship of Berwick, Raymond and Connie Winship of Fairfield, Jolene and Morris Berry of St. George and Tammy and Wayne Dowdy of Montville; 14 grandchildren, Darlene Huff, Darren Hall, David Hall, Becky Briggs, Debby Laurent, Rachel Turcotte, Steve Winship, Martha Winship, Scott Winship, Dan Winship, Chris Winship, Nick Berry, Hannah Berry, and Jon Dowdy; 10 great-grandchildren, brothers and wives, Roger and Ruth Erskine, Dick and Sharon Erskine, Jim and Lorraine Erskine, and Bob and Sonia Erskine and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Lawry Brothers Memorial and Remembrance Centre (Unity Centre for the Performing Arts building), 42 Depot St., Unity. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the Knox Ridge Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Esther’s memory may be made to Fair Haven Camps, 81 West Haven Lane, Brooks, ME 04921 or to the Knox Ridge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Thorndike, ME 04986. Arrangements are with Lawry Brothers Memorial and Remembrance Centre, 42 Depot St., Unity. Condolences may be expressed at www.lawrybrothers.com