Betty “Jean” Estus

Betty “Jean” Estus, 83, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Forestville, NY and Cherry Creek, NY, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at McPherson Hospital. She was a homemaker.

She was born August 24, 1930, in Forestville, NY, the daughter of Fay M. and Julia E. (Edwards) McDaniels. She attended Forestville High School.

On September 11, 1949, she married Marion E. “Mike” Estus in Salamanca, NY. They moved to Kansas in 1979. Mike preceded her in death on October 14, 1999.

Jean enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, fishing, boating, camping, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include five children, Michael Estus (Diana) Moundridge, KS, Sandra Ayers (Charles) of Hillsboro, KS, Ronald Estus of McPherson, KS, Rodney Estus (Lisa) of Safford, AZ, and Robert Estus of Hillsboro, KS; a sister, Lorraine Robertson of Ham-burg, NY; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grand children, and several nieces & nephews.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM Thursday at McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to Hillsboro United Methodist Church or Main Street Ministries in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

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