Janet Lynn Kesterson died at CenterPoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the age of 61. She leaves behind a loving family, countless friends, and many acquaintances who loved her dearly. She was born November 10, 1960, the seventh child of Donald and Sadie Derry of Rich Hill. Janet grew up a Rich Hill Tiger who enjoyed cheerleading and being with friends. After school, she moved to Foster where she got married to her high school sweetheart, Phillip Kesterson and had three children of her own. After the passing of her husband, she would spend the next 18 years of her life building a business in the home cleaning industry before leaving her business behind to help raise grandchildren and spend her time enjoying life and being able to travel. Janet was a faithful and diehard Chief’s fan who looked forward to Sundays so she could cheer on her boys in the red and gold. Her hobbies included hiking, kayaking, gardening, and walking her dogs. Janet leaves behind her three children: Justin, Ty and Natashia; her daughters-in-law, Dalia of Texas and Monica of Virginia. She left behind five grandchildren whom she adored and cherished: Valex, Zane, Kyler, Isabella, and Olivia Kesterson. She is survived by her siblings: Janie McDaniel and Doug Derry; her sister-in-law, Tanya Derry; numerous friends and family. Those preceding her in death include her husband, Phillip Kesterson; her parents, Donald and Sadie Derry; and her siblings: Donald Derry, Eva West, Donna Tull, Melinda Ortiz, Mary West, Neslie Thompson, and Elmer Derry.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Heuser Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Janet Kesterson Memorial Fund sent in care of the funeral home.