BLOOMFIELD - Beatrice Hester, 86, did Jan. 14, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield.
Born Oct. 4, 1917, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie Cantrell Faulkner, she retired as a cook for the Bloomfield Public School and was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield.
On May 19, 1934, near Bloomfield, she married Paul Hester who preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1978.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Rosalie Dooley on March 30, 1992; three brothers, Norman Faulkner, Charles Faulkner and Paul David Faulkner; and one sister, Joyce Faulkner.
Survivors include: one daughter, Betty Anne Gilmore of Bloomfield; two sons, Gary Hester of Bloomfield and Jerry Hester of Poplar Bluff; five brothers, George Faulkner of Marble Hill, Carl Faulkner of Munford, Tenn., Gilbert Faulkner and John Vaughn of Dexter and Sam Faulkner of Bloomfield; three sisters, Geneva Nelson of Bloomfield, Virginia Merideth of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Donna Faulkner of Bend, Ore.; and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. Friday until service time at 11 a.m. at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. The Revs. Bill Fox and Bob Holland will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.