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Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel

202 North Teilman, Fresno, CA

OBITUARY

Betty Jo Kirste

June 17, 1936June 23, 2020

Betty Jo Kirste, of Raymond, California passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Betty Jo is survived by; son Mark Kirste (Kim); son James Drew Kirste; and daughter Joann Marie Mueller (Robert).

She was preceded in death by her husband George Howard Kirste.

A Memorial service for Betty Jo will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

Memories

Betty Jo Kirste

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KATHY VERCOE

July 2, 2020

THIS WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME, AS I WASN'T IN THE RIGHT PLACE, TO MY THINKING. BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, I CHOSE NOT TO ATTEND YOUR SERVICE. IT FELT RIGHT ...... BUT WRONG. MY HEART WANTED TO BE THERE, BUT BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH, IT WAS BETTER FOR ME NOT TO BE. HOPEFULLY EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD. YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE WHEN I WAS JUST A YOUNG TEENAGE GIRL. I'VE KNOWN YOU OVER ALL OF THESE YEARS AND THEY SEEMED TO HAVE QUICKLY PASSED BY IN A FLASH. A LIFE TIME IS SO SHORT AND HOW VERY QUICKLY MY FAMILY ARE ALL LEAVING THIS EARTH - HOPEFULLY TOGETHER IN HEAVEN. I'LL SEE YOU SOON AGAIN ........ IT's AN EXCITING THOUGHT.

Joann Mueller

July 2, 2020

I will always cherish the moments we laughed together whether it was over the phone or in person. When Grandma was with us, the 3 of us would get to laughing. Great memories! I miss our week-day e-mails, hearing you laugh & you calling me “pumpkin”! I always loved to see you smile.

Maxine Smith

June 30, 2020

Betty Jo we go back along ways. At Irene's funeral we were discussing how we were the last two members of our Canasta Club. Now it is down to just me. Have enjoyed knowing you and you will always have a spot in my heart when I think of the good old days.