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Esther Petross, 74

Esther Petross, age 74, went to be with our Lord on June 29, 2020. She was born on June 29, 1946, in Fairbury, Nebraska to the late Dale and Ruth Koch-Kyker.

She left behind her loving husband, Don of 50 years; 4 children Don & Caryn of Louisville Kentucky, Valerie and Randy of Kansas City, Missouri, Krista of Alexander Arkansas and Sonia of Alexander Arkansas; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; her sister Kathleen Weichel of Billings Montana, and brother Edward Kyker of Des Moines, Iowa; as well as many friends and loved ones.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. 


  • Krista Posted June 29, 2020 8:17 PM

    Krista Rebecca and Audrey

  • Melanie Davenport Posted June 30, 2020 5:45 PM

    Krista I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sad that I never met her. My Aunt Mae Moody sends her condolences as well.

  • Sonia Polston Posted June 30, 2020 8:37 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family. I pray that we all have peace in knowing Mom is in heaven and we will be together again. I love and miss you Mom xoxo

  • Kathleen Weichel Posted July 1, 2020 6:12 PM

    My “favorite sister”, I will miss her. I cherish the memories of our growing up years! I will miss her!

  • Dennis Traeger Posted July 2, 2020 12:27 PM

    Sorry for the loss. Always remember grade school days!

    • Kathleen R. Weichel Posted July 3, 2020 8:06 AM

      Thanks for your thoughts Dennis. Kathy & Tom

  • Joe & Doris Huber Posted July 2, 2020 3:58 PM

    We were saddened to read of Esther’s passing. May her soul rest in peace. Our sincere sympathy to Esther’s family. Kathy and Ed your know my parents, Ruben & Avalene Gibson and your parents were best friends. We came to your folk’s home the day they brought Esther home from the hospital to help out. We kids played in the trees south of your home. Believe the last time we saw you two was at Lawrence Dale’s funeral in Fairbury. Have wonderful memories of playing with the Kyker kids. Hope to see you in the future.

    • Kathleen Weichel Posted July 2, 2020 6:02 PM

      Thank you for your message. It was interesting to learn that you were there when Esther came home from the hospital for the first time. Yes our family had many good times with your family. Hope too that we can see you again sometime. Kathy

  • Andrea Bearden Brown Posted July 2, 2020 4:02 PM

    I know you are pain free now! I remember coming up to Road Runner in Bryant and helping y’all close. We had lots of laughs people watching.

  • Carolyn England Posted July 2, 2020 6:55 PM

    Esther gave me a piece of one of her bushes she called a bridal wreath. I still have it but it much bigger now.. I will always remember her sharing and our visit years in the past now.

  • Angela Posted July 2, 2020 6:57 PM

    Thank you for your wisdom and guidance throughout the years. Seems like yesterday when We worked together at that Roadrunner gas station. You will be missed! I know we will see you again someday!

  • Debbie Snipes Posted July 4, 2020 7:59 PM

    Remembering the time at Maumelle Park when we first met Don and Esther! We were in E32 that was her favorite site! They were in E31! We became friends and camping buddies very fast! We spent lots of time setting around the campfires! Eating and telling stories! We will never forget all the laughter and fun times together! You may be gone from Earth, but you will never be forgotten! Wesley and I love you so much!!!

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