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Remembering A Life Lived



Martha J. Kester

March 25, 1943 ~ March 28, 2018 (age 75)

Martha J. Kester 75 of Mt. Vernon, passed away Wednesday afternoon March 28, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born March 25, 1943 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of John Wilson and Alice Bell (Rigdon) Stallings. She married Harold Wayne Kester.

Martha had worked as a Dispatcher for a cab company and had worked at several restaurants in Mt. Vernon through the years. She enjoyed collecting items, painting drawing, crocheting, sewing and baking.

She is survived by her husband Wayne; son, Harold Wayne Kester, Jr.; daughters, Jeanetta Lynn Kester, Teresa Ann Fried and Susanna Gail Kester; grandchildren, Timothy Jason Kester, Christopher Wayne Olah, Robert Jacob, Jessica Lynette and Amanda Grace Kester; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, John Wayne Stallings and Donald Ray Stallings, sisters, Linda Sue Word and Tammara Tsimuridis. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Christina Sue Kester, and sister, Helen Joyce Heath.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at Hancock Cemetery. Friends and family are ask to meet at cemetery. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


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