Our beloved sister, Barbara Jean Kuester (65) passed away peacefully at her residence on August 11, 2022. She was born January 6, 1957, to the late Nora M. (Dineen) and Howard F. Kuester.
Barbara was preceded in death by infant-nephew Matthew Goodwin, great- nephew Matthew Smith, and nephew Chris King.
Barbara is survived by brothers Mike (Janet) Kuester, Bob (Annette) Kuester; sisters Linda Kuester and Mary (Chris) Goodwin.
Barbara also leaves behind nieces and nephews Megan, MichaelAnn, Tommy, Morgan, Logan, Jeff, Tina, Sarah and Dan; great-nieces and nephews Michael, Julianna, Ryan, Molly, Ethan and Olivia.
Barbara loved good- humored rough-housing with her brothers Mike and Bob – all “acting a fool.” She loved swimming and having her picture taken. Barbara adored her jewelry which was a distinguishing feature that aided her to recognize people.
Barbara’s great love of horses was unparallel to none and she had a never-ending love of ice cream.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Gallipolis Developmental Center for the compassionate care they provided to Barbara.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Barbara’s name to either Ohio School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43214 – https://www.donorschoose. org/schools/ohio, or the Gallipolis Developmental Center, c/o GDC I&E Fund, 2500 Ohio Ave, Gallipolis, OH 45631.