Janice Kester

Janice Raydean Kester, 68, of Leavenworth, died, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Providence Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1945, in Atchison, Kan., the daughter of Thurman and Sarah (Vandrell) Childers.

Janice Kester

On May 7, 1966, Janice married Frank M. Kester in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a son, Danny Schiltz.

Janice is survived by three sons, Richard Huffman, Frank C. Kester and Joey Kester; a daughter, Elizabeth "Sis" Lassell; a sister, Verda Joann Pierce; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mount Bethel Cemetery in Weston, Mo. Memorials are suggested to The Kidney Foundation.