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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Emelia “Millie” Dester

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  • MOUNDRIDGE — Emelia “Millie” Dester, 71, passed away December 27, 2012, at her home.She was born June 6, 1941, the daughter of Lewis and Emelia Breton Grace in New Bedford, MA. She had worked as a CNA.On June 7, 1959, she married Dennis Dester at Haven. He survives.Other survivors include her son, Dennis Dester II of Inman; her daughters, Grace Petron of Hutchinson, Sherry Stickelman of North Platte, NE; three brothers, Lewis Grace of Corpus Christi, TX, Roland Grace of Phoenix, AZ, Edward Grace of Peoria, AZ; one sister, Lorraine Hannah of Ohio; and six grandchildren.She was preceded in death by one brother, Edmond Grace; and four sisters, Emelia Grace, Leona Grace, Ann Grace and Annette Grace.Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Buhler Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Buhler Mennonite Brethren Church, Buhler, with Pastor Nick Rempel officiating. Burial will follow at the Buhler Cemetery.Memorials may be sent to the NRA, in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, Kansas 67522.

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