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Obituary for Cleora M Koester

Rose Hill - Koester, Cleora M.101, passed away Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. She was born March 20th, 1921 to Pete and Threse (Komma) Hetzel in Wichita, Kansas. Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & friend, known for her laugh & smile. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles Koester in 1984, son Mike Koester and grandson Eric Palmer. Cleora is survived by her Son: Gary (Teri) Koester of Rose Hill, KS; Daughters: Jana Gipson of Wichita & Dena (John) Palmer of Maize, KS; Grandchildren: Jennifer (Mikel) Wright, Travis (Amy) Palmer, Charlie Koester, Cody Koester, Jamie Gipson &Troy Cutcliff; Great-Grandchildren: Camryn, Jackson, Kamden, Reven, Racen, Aiden, Keaton & Brooklyn; many other relatives & friends. Memorial Service: 10:30 am, Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at Smith Family Mortuary 1415 North Rock Road Derby, Kansas 67037. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Rivercross Hospice.