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Gerald Hester

August 23, 1943 — April 17, 2022

Gerald Lee Hester, age 78, Mound City, Kansas passed away Sunday, April 17, 2022.  He was born on August 23, 1943 in Fort Scott, Kansas the son of Herbert Lee and Ellen Cummins Hester.  He graduated from Pleasanton High School.  He was united in marriage to Charlotte Ann Rhynerson.  Gerald worked as a farmer, rancher and was a heavy equipment operator.  He was most recently employed by Sugar Valley Lakes.  He enjoyed fishing and found a passion for building his most recent house at the age of seventy-five.  He was preceded in death by a son, Randy, his parents, and a brother, Leon Hester.  Gerald is survived by his soul mate, Charlotte Rhynerson Hester, two daughters, Elaine Danley, and Gayla Boyles(Tom), a brother, Wayne Hester, four grandchildren, Raymond Wallace(Candice), Lisa Boyles(Kaleb), Josh Wallace(Katy), and Cody Boyles(Felisha), and ten grandchildren.

A gathering with a meal to celebrate the life of Gerald will be held 4 pm Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Sugar Valley Clubhouse.  The meat will be provided and attendees are asked to bring a covered dish.  Contributions are suggested to the Woodfin Cemetery, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS  66056.   Online condolences can be left at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Sugar Valley Lakes Clubhouse

53 Fairway Dr, Mound City, KS 66056

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