|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1899|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1968|
Garnett Lizzie Dorris was born June 25, 1899, in Carter County, Missouri, and died March 18, 1968, in Poplar Bluff Hospital, Butler County, MO.; she was 68.
On May 20, 1919, she married Leander Ray Kester, at the CLUB HOUSE, Carter County, MO. They are my grandparents.
They are buried side by side in Aldrich Valley Cemetery, Chilton, Carter County, MO.
Garnett was the daughter of Thomas Culbertson Dorris born April 4, 1867, in Bear Creek, Gallatin, Illinois, and died July 8, 1932, Carter County, Mo. He married Dicia "Dicie" Ann Sanders April 9, 1893, in Webbs Creek, Reynolds County, MO. Dicie was born October 15, 1870, in Webbs Creek, MO., and died June 6, 1946, in Carter County, Missouri. Thomas and Dicie are buried side by side in Aldrich Valley Cemetery. My father (still living) was 22, when his grandmother Dicie died, and as he states, "I carried her (he was a pallbearer) her last mile".
Garnett and Ray Kester's children:
Cuba Dell "Barbara" Kester-Lewis 1920-1983
Loyd Raymond "Red" Kester 1921-1988 Carter County.
Floyd Milford "Blue" Kester 1922-2010 Bulter County.
C. E. Kester (still living) my father. Missouri.
Gladys Jewell Kester-Benson 1926-1995 Durham, Calif.
Boyd James "Bode" Kester 1928-2008 Carter County.
T. J. Kester (still living) 1930- Oklahoma
P.G. Kester (still living) 1935- Missouri.
I was 17 when my grandmother passed. I remember her as soft spoken, and always singing, she had a great voice. She loved to play jokes on family and friends, and if she wasn't cooking, baking, canning, or singing she was laughing. A woman of deep faith, she always prayed, and read her Bible.
Leander Ray Kester (1894 - 1954)*
Note: Wife of Leander Ray Kester Married May 21, 1919, in Carter County, MO.
Aldrich Valley Cemetery
Created by: linda KESTER-edgar
Record added: Sep 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42110294