Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mary Esther Santee, 86, of Stella, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville.

She was born June 9, 1924, in Stella, the daughter of Joseph Oran and Nellie (Jones) Long. On Oct. 16, 1942, in Rocky Comfort, she was united in marriage to Noel Santee, who preceded her in death on July 8, 1980. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Bill Long and James "J.C." Long.

Surviviors include: two sisters, Opal Santee, of Cassville, and Alice Senters, of Exeter; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Long, of Neosho.

She grew up at Stella and received her education at Cross Roads School and Stella School. She was a life-long resident of Stella. she was a homemaker and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church at Longview.

Funeral services were held Friday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. J.R. Burr conducted the services. Burial was at Union Cemetery, Longview.

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