Nancy Kester, age 78 of Porter, IN, passed
peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, surrounded by her family.
She was born at
home on September 13, 1939, in Sutersville PA.
On October 1, 1989,
at the First United Methodist Church of Chesterton, she married the love of
her life, George Kester who preceded her in death.
Surviving are her
children Sharon Gillespie Wozniak (Michael) and Theresa Hegburg Gillespie of
Chesterton, Kristin Gillespie Cady (David) of Michigan City, Annette
Gillespie Steiger (Shad) of Connecticut, Dwain Kester (Michele) of Texas,
Lannette Kester Connor (Ted), and Lisa Kester DeVault (Rick) of South
Carolina; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, sister Daryl (Gilbert)
McDonald of Pennsylvania, brother Jack Malloy (Judy) of Florida;
sisters-in-law Julia Gillespie of Chesterton, Barbara Sebben Franz of
Michigan, Judy Elliott and Patricia Delbert Lopez of Kansas, and many loving
nieces and nephews.
Nancy was preceded
in death by her loving son J. Kenneth Gillespie, grandson Dakota Gay,
granddaughter Crystal Moore, niece Debra Bramhall, nephew Richard Gillespie,
brother-in-law William Gillespie, sister-in-law Anita Merrell,
brother-in-law Henry Sebben, and son-in-law Michael Gay.
Nancy had an 18
year career at the Porter County Clerks Office, retiring as Deputy Clerk.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, walking along the beach, fishing,
camping and traveling. She will always hold a special place in all of our
A memorial service
will be held at her residence on May 13, beginning at 3 p.m., and concluding
with sunset at Porter Beach.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton. In
lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution in honor of Nancy may be made to
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice at vnaportercounty.org.
Memories may be