Sunday’s Obituary – Etta B. Westra – Died 25-April-2003

Relationship to me: Maternal grandmother

Etta’s obituary was published in the New Jersey Herald, 27 April 2003.

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Etta Westra – Newton – Etta B. Westra, 100, died Friday at home.

Born in Germany, Mrs. Westra came to the United States in 1928 and lived in Little Falls before moving to Newton in 1931.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Newton.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Westra was predeceased by her husband, Albert, on March 20, 1995. She was also predeceased by two sons, John (1992) and Ewald (1997), and by two grandsons. Mrs. Westra is survived by two daughters, Martha Westra Strait of Lafayette and Lena H. Emanuel of Vernon; 13 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton.

Etta’s death notice was published in the New Jersey Herald, 27 April 2003.

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Westra, Etta B., 100, of Newton, died April 25, 2003. Beloved wife of the late Albert Westra (1995). Mother of Martha Westra Strait, Lena H. Emanuel, the late John Westra (1992) and the late Ewald Westra (1997). Grandmother of 13 and the late Craig Begraft (1997) and the late Jerry Westra (2002). Step-grandchilderen of three. Great-grandmother of 10. Step-great-grandmother of five. Funeral services, 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Newton. Interment, Tranquility Cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Memorial donation may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Newton, 54 High St., Newton, N.J., 07860.

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