Leona Chestnut, 90, died Sept. 21 at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, at Newton, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine (Bergen) Androes. She married Clarence Ralph Chestnut July 6, 1948, at Great Bend. He died June 30, 2012. She worked for Fuller Brush in production for 15 years, retiring in 1987. Previously, she had worked for Bayless Cleaners, Suburban Cleaners, and Blackburn Cleaners. She had been a Great Bend resident since 1947, coming from Hutchinson.
Mrs. Chestnut was a member of the First Church of God, Great Bend.
She is survived by three sons, Lynn Chestnut and his wife Mary of Great Bend, Gerald Chestnut and his wife Ellen, of Ocala, Fla., and Robert “Bob” Chestnut and his wife Bonnie of Hutchinson; two daughters, Sharon Lanterman and her husband Duane of Great Bend, and Diane Henden of Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Lisa Lanterman, David Lanterman, Brian Chestnut, James Chestnut, Janet Vega, Gary Chestnut and Melinda Voeller; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Verna Guibeau of Marysville, Wash., and Clara Adkins of Spokane, Wash; and three brothers, Eldo Androes of Spokane, Wash., Milton Androes of Spokane, Wash., and Norman Androes of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jake Androes, Paul Androes and Arnold Androes.
Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Bryant Funeral Home. Interment will be at Pawnee Rock Cemetery, Pawnee Rock. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Swain officiating. Memorials are suggested to the First Church of God or Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 23, 2012