Esther Kinnear

March 20, 1937 - April 25, 2023


Obituary For Esther Kinnear

Madison – Esther Kinnear, age 86, passed away in her sleep on April 25, 2023. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt.

She married Cleo Buck Kinnear in 1959 and had 2 sons, John and Jim. She was preceded in death by her husband and her son Jim. She is survived by her son John; her 4 brothers; and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was outgoing and enjoyed sunbathing in the summer. Later in life she enjoyed going to restaurants and riding the bus to pass the time away. She always had a positive attitude and a smile on her face. You will be missed by one and all, and mostly by your son, John. Love you always and rest in peace.

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  • May 14, 2023

    John, you are a living testament to your mom. Prayers for yiu and your family! God bless ya! Mike

  • April 28, 2023


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    Always in our hearts Arthur, Rhonda and family

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