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FARMERSBURG - Barbara Ruth Seneff Kester, 89, of Vincennes, formerly of Farmersburg, passed away on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Fox Ridge Manor. She was born on Sept. 26, 1928, in Bloomington, the daughter of Julia (Tittle) Ellis.
She retired from First Bank and Trust then worked part time at First Farmers State Bank. She served as treasurer for Farmersburg Westlawn Cemetery for many years. She was a member of Farmersburg United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 188 and Shelburn American Legion.
Besides a great love for her family, her joys were the U.M.Y.F. she counseled for many years and lay speaking.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Ivan Lex Seneff, who passed away June 6, 1987; second husband, Warren Kester, who passed away April 19, 2002; son, Ivan Lex Seneff Jr.; two sisters, Martha Sue Ellis and Leota Ellis; brother, John Ellis; and foster son, James Hunter.
Survivors include her son, Daniel R. (Sharon) Seneff; grandchildren, Neil (Tanya) Seneff and Lex Seneff; six great-grandchildren, Emma, Dominic, Andrew, Claire, Ethan and Ella; brother, Donald (Carol) Ellis; five step-grandchildren, Kellen Kester, Kylee Kester, Kaleb Kester, Kendrick Kester and Conrad Weaver. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Farmersburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Ransford officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery in Farmersburg. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan. Contact online at:
Published on October 17, 2017
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