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Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Jo Ann Kestner

Sunday, October 22, 2006

DUDLEY - Jo Ann Kestner, 76, died Oct. 20, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.

Born July 10, 1930, in Dudley, daughter of the late Fonzie and Mabel Ann Funkhouser Griffin, she was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Community Church.

On Sept. 30, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., she married Joseph "Shorty" Kestner, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one son, Michael Douglas Kestner of Honolulu; one daughter, Deborah Kestner of Dexter; two brothers, Loan Griffin of Potosi and Gary Griffin of Batesville, Ark.; one sister, Janease Harms of Winona; and one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen Griffin, Kenneth Griffin and Rudy Griffin.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Revs. Ronald Williams and Dale Shearon will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Headly Cemetery at Dudley.