Ester O. Spear, daughter of the late Ralph and Bertie Crabb Spear, was born in Puxico on July 24, 1918, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on June 19, 2003, at the age of 84. Mrs. Spear had lived in Puxico all her life. She worked in private homes and as a custodian. She was a member of the Puxico General Baptist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Elmer Spear of Puxico, Harrison Spear of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Gladys Townsend of Benton, Ark., and Frieda Null of Dexter; and one niece. Visitation will be Friday, June 20, 2003, at 6 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with the Rev. Kenneth Lambert of Bloomfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.