|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2013|
Elma Thresa Porter Kesterson Bohanon, age 91 of Dierks, Arkansas, passed away, Friday, August 23, 2013 in Dierks. She was born January 14, 1922 near Dierks to the late Wesley Nathanel and Martha Sue Austin Porter. She was of the Baptist faith. During her life she had belonged to several clubs: THEOS Club in Nashville, Howard Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Howard County EHC Club. She loved sewing, quilting, and collecting what knots, she devoted most of her time taking care of people.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Reuben Lester Kesterson as well as her second husband, Alton Bohanon. Also preceding her was a daughter, Emily Evaleen Brown, 2 sisters, Elsie Jones and Ethel Porter. 4 Grandsons, Stevie, Chad, and Randy Kesterson, also John A. Runnels.
Her survivors include 3 children; Arlin Kesterson of Eagle Town, Oklahoma, Garland Kesterson of Dierks,
Bettie Runnels of Center Point, Arkansas.
4 Sisters; Mary Cogburn of Merkel, Texas, Bessie Williams of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Verleen Cogburn of Glenwood, Arkansas, and Ann Cogburn of Glenwood.
15 Grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren as well as a host of other family and friends.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care that Dierks Nursing Center Staff gave to our mother.
Nathaniel Wesley Porter (1882 - 1939)
Martha Sue Austin Porter (1897 - 1989)
Reuben Lester Kesterson (1917 - 1985)
Alton Fulton Bohanon (1914 - 2000)*
Bettie Eloise Kesterson Runnels (1942 - ____)*
Elma Thresa Porter Bohanon (1922 - 2013)
Vida Ann Porter Cogburn (1937 - 2014)*
Created by: GP - Searcher
Record added: Aug 24, 2013
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