Esther May Moler Cheney BarnesBella Vista, AR, 1925 - 2018 0comment
Esther May (Moler) Cheney Barnes departed this world and was welcomed into the next on November 7, 2018 surrounded by her children and friends. Esther was born at home in Meade on July 6, 1925 to Millard P. and Elfa M. (Thompson) Moler in Meade, Kansas.
In the 1950s Esther became city clerk in Meade, a position she held for 35 years until her retirement. In 1987 she married Chester Barnes of Plains. In 1988 they retired to a small farm in Benton County, Arkansas, where they raised cows, ostriches, and emus. They later moved into Bentonville Arkansas for full retirement.
Esther accepted Jesus Christ as her savior in early childhood, and walked a consistent Christian walk the rest of her life, with many years of service to her church, the Church of the Nazarene. Many came to know Jesus Christ through her witness.
Esther was preceded in death by: her parents; her three younger sisters: Faye Pohl, Louise Moler, and Phyllis Moler; her second husband Chester Barnes; an infant son Charles Wayne Cheney; and a grandson Travis Buser. She is survived by: son Merrill Cheney of Santa Fe New Mexico; daughter Lynda Todd (David) of Bella Vista Arkansas, step daughters Katie (Barnes) Buser (Joshua) of Norman Oklahoma and Joanne (Barnes) Link (Paul) of Kansas City Missouri; other step-children; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In Bentonville, following cremation, visitation will be at the Bentonville Community Church of the Nazarene at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. In Meade Kansas, visitation will be at the Meade Church of the Nazarene at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas. Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. On-line condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.
Published November 9, 2018
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Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory
2258 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, AR