Mary Leona <I>Lester</I> Duggar


Mary Leona Lester Duggar

Death 9 Jun 2019 (aged 78)
Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Plot G Garden, Site 33
Memorial ID 199922829 View Source
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She was the Matriarch of the Duggar family. She appeared in many episodes of the TV shows 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On. She grew up in Farmington, Arkansas. She is survived by her daughter and son, 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren (the youngest just 14 days old), and several more great-grandchildren are soon to be here for expecting parents Austin and Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, Joe and Kendra Caldwelll Duggar, Josiah and Lauren Swanson Duggar, Josh and Anna Keller Duggar, and Dillon and Amy Duggar King.

Granddaughter: Jubilee Shalom Duggar

Daughter-in-law's parents: Garrett Floyde Ruark and Ethel Mary “Marie” Hardin Ruark

Sadly on July 4, 2019, less then a month after Mrs. Duggar passed away, her granddaughter and her husband, Austin and Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth, announced that at 20 weeks pregnant their baby had passed away the week before. They named her Annabell Elise. My heart is broken for them.

Possible birth location of Gentry, Benton, Arkansas, Farmington, Washington, Arkansas, or Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas. Family trees have all three. Source is needed. Her obituary states that she grew up in Farmington.

Note1: Her obituary on the Heritage Funeral Home website lists her middle name as Leona. Thanks to Find A Grave member 46599159.

Note2: Marriage year was found in her husband's obituary.



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  • Created by: chcobe
  • Added: 9 Jun 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 199922829
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Leona Lester Duggar (26 May 1941–9 Jun 2019), Find a Grave Memorial ID 199922829, citing Fairview Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by chcobe (contributor 47014701) .