Esther LaJune Kendall, 98, Huntingburg

Esther LaJune Kendall, 98, of Huntingburg, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at The Waters of Huntingburg.

She was born in Birdseye on September 24, 1920, to Orville R. and Iva (Throop) Faulkner. She married Theodore R. “Ted” Kendall on October 5, 1938, in Huntingburg. 

Esther was a lifelong believer of the Christian Pentecostal Faith; and in addition to being an excellent homemaker, mother, grandmother, counselor and friend, she was a true inspiration to all those around her.  For many years, she assisted and supported her late husband, Theodore R. Kendall, in the stewardship and pastoral duties of his Christian ministry. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore, on October 14, 1993; one daughter, Mary Jean (Kendall) Masterson; three sisters, Mildred Stilwell, Opal Hale and Hazel Grooms; a brother, Robert Faulkner; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Esther is survived by one son, Terry Wayne (Michaela) Kendall of Huntingburg; two daughters, Frieda (Arthur) Ross and Marsha (Roger) Stutsman, both of Huntingburg; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, with burial to follow at Birdseye Cemetery. Brothers Charlie Lawson, Charles Collins and Jeremiah Pitts will officiate at the funeral.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, and also from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service. 

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