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Esther Elizabeth “Ama” Nantt

Esther Elizabeth “Ama” Nantt, 99, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, March 16, 2012.

She spent many years as housekeeper at Sequatchie General Hospital in Dunlap. She enjoyed vegetable gardening and was able to provide healthy food for her family. She was trained in reflexology and helped many residents of the Sequatchie Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Samuel Nantt.

She is survived by her three children, Sandra (Ken) Ramsey of Chattanooga, Linda (Bill) Worth of Escanaba, Michigan and Larry (Laura) Nantt of Dunlap; grandchildren, Denise Nantt Pickett, Timothy David Worth, Crystal Lynn Ramsey and Angela Nicole Ramsey; and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Sequatchie County Fellowship of Churches Food Bank, P.O. Box 2041, Dunlap, TN 37327.

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Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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