Kester, Betty Jo Rucker
Date of birth: Nov. 24, 1924 - Date of death: June 6, 2012
Betty Jo Rucker Kester, age 87 of Clarksburg, WV departed this life
on Wed., June 6, 2012 at the Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born in Fairmont, WV on Nov. 24, 1924, a daughter of the late
Henry C. Rucker and Hazel Elizabeth (Wilson) Rucker.
Her husband, Bruce W. Kester, preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1995.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Gertrude “Trudy” Rucker, Bridgeport, several nieces and nephews and special friends Patty Day and Les Carpenter.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Nolan Rucker
and a sister Mary Lou Rucker.
Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg for over 25 years.
She retired from Brockway Glass with 30 years service where she was a secretary to the purchasing agent.
Betty graduated from Victory High School in the Class of 1942. She was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Clarksburg Woman's Club,
Elks Club, Harrison County Senior Citizens and she loved playing bridge
with her friends.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.,
Monday, June 11, 2012 at Bridgeport Cemetery with Rev. Rick Sale presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church,
117 N. Second St., Clarksburg, WV 26301.
Tara McClure Purcell
You will always be loved and missed. I will always remember the important part you played in my happy childhood. Thank you always Mizz Kester <3
Cheryl Corder McClure
You will be missed by so many.What a kind loving neighbor you were,miss home and sitting on your porch.You are very special,tell them I said hi with much love.
Lisa Borror Kelley
I just found out you left us the other day. News travels slowly to Colorado. Anyway, the news caught me off guard. You were the last of my great aunts, and such a support. You and the Kester women will always be the best female role models in my life. I am so grateful for our weekends together when we spent hours talking and then galavanting around town catching up with relatives and visiting graveyards to help me with my Kester and Davis genealogy. I will remember sitting on the front porch and in your living room listening to captivating stories about our family and the family dramas. I have great memories of visiting your house when I was a kid and you made pizza. Afterward we played in the Christmas snow. And wonderful memories coming back as an adult and eating your chili you had waiting for me when I arrived on a cold rainy night. I have been hearing your advice these last couple of weeks (even before you died), so I know you are still with me. Thanks for everything, Aunt Betty. You had my bedroom waiting for me to visit. I wish I could have gotten back sooner. I will really miss you and your love and hospitality. Love, Lisa
Hi GAB is what our sons would be saying to you when they would see you.How funny you thought that was when Blue taught them to call you that,because it was the abbreviations for Great Aunt Betty. And that's what you were in so many ways ' A great Aunt thank you for sharing your wisdom,patience,& love, with us.I will miss your jokes & laugh.
lisa borror kelley
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.