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Betty J Kestner

January 25, 1929 — February 25, 2024

     Mrs. Betty J. Kestner, 95, of rural Clayton, IL., passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024, at her home.

     Born January 25, 1929, in Quincy, IL., Betty was the daughter of Walter and Amelia    Bangert.  She married Hubert J. Kestner at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Clayton on June 25, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2020.

     Betty was a graduate of Liberty High School. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for 40 years as well as Wednesday Weekday Classes. She was also a member of the Evening LWML. Betty served as the cook for the Clayton Lions Club for 45 years. She was a sitter for friends in their homes as well as the local nursing homes. She also sponsored many bus trips to Branson, MO. for 12 years. 

     Survivors include four sons, Randall Kestner and his wife, Georgeanne of Auburn; Brad Kestner of Clayton, Greg Kestner and his wife, Corrine, of Clayton, and Terry Kestner and his wife, Diane, of Cedar Falls, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Rachel Kestner, Logan Kestner, Andy Kestner, Adam Kestner and his fiance' Jill Boylen, Mathew Kestner, Kelly Kestner and Jill Kestner; a stepgrandson, Nathan Clark; two great-grandsons, Braxton and Brooks Kestner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert; a daughter-in-law, Barbara J. Kestner, and her eight siblings.

     Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton, with Rev. Kirk Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Concord Township in rural Clayton.

     A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Cemetery.

     The Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton is handling arrangements.

      Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

103 E Morgan St, Clayton, IL 62324

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

103 E Morgan St, Clayton, IL 62324

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