Esther M. Bare, age 75, of Paradise, PA, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of J. Harold Bare with whom she would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on March 28th. She was born in Coatesville, daughter of the late Samuel S. Jr. & Mae E. Smoker Kauffman. She graduated from Octorara High School class of 1962. She was a lifelong follower of Christ and a charter member of Keystone Church of Paradise. Esther was a farm girl and wife, working hard all her life. She volunteered at the Coatesville Re-Uzit Shop for over 15 years, the Factory Youth Center of Paradise and worked at Sight & Sound for 15 years. Esther enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Center County. She loved the beach, going out with her girlfriends, golf and her dogs. She had a strong sense of family. Surviving besides her husband are 3 children: Rodney L. husband of Faith Warfel Bare of Strasburg, Ronald D. husband of Martine “Tina” Malanchuk Bare of Atglen, Michelle J. wife of Joel Sweigart of Gap, 9 grandchildren: Seth, Ethan, Zack, Lauren, Abby, Kara, Josh, Luke and Adam, 4 siblings: Glenn Kauffman of Willow Street, Joseph husband of Michele Wilson Kauffman of Strasburg, Elvin husband of Nell Martin Kauffman of California, Rose Kauffman of Denver, CO.
Memorial service will take place at Keystone Church, 20 Harristown Road, Paradise, on Saturday, March 16th at 11 a.m. with Pastors Keith Rohrer and Charlie Walter officiating. Private interment will be in the Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery. At Esthers request there will be no public viewing. There will be a time to greet the family at the Keystone Church on Friday, March 15th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Factory Ministries, P.O. Box 282, Paradise, PA 17562.