Patricia Hester

Patricia Hester

CHAFFEE, Mo. — Patricia Hester, daughter of the late Ather Earls and Helen Spoor Earls, was born Dec. 2, 1936, in Morris, Illinois, and departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis, New Mexico, at the age of 85 years.

She was a nurse and retired from High Plains Medical Center in Clovis, of the Baptist faith, a 54-year resident of Clovis and formerly of the Scott County area. She enjoyed history, nature, music and nurturing others in need, and family was, of course, a top priority for her. She attended Delta High School, where she met her beloved husband, Robert Hester. They were life partners and were married for 66 years. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2022. She was also proceeded in death by her beloved sister Nancy Lee Cassady on May 6, 2016.

She is survived by her brother, David Alan (Connie) Gahr of Katy, Texas; son, Richard Lynn (Lea) Hester of Denison, Texas; three grandchildren, Hailey M. Hester of Sherman, Texas, Erick J. (Lauren) Castille of New York City and Jennifer L. (Thomas) Kennedy of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and two great-granddaughters, Lily and Willow Kennedy of Albuquerque.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.

Funeral services will then be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Earl Elfrink officiating. Interment will follow in the Kenyon Cemetery.

The family request donations be made to Kenyon Cemetery, 372 Rabbit Lane, Chaffee, MO 63740.

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