Beverly Ann Kester

A celebration of life for Beverly Ann Kester, 54, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow.Mrs. Kester died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at her home.She was born March 5, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Robert “Rosco” and Consuelo Salinas Shivers. She graduated from Linwood High School.Mrs. Kester worked as the clerk coordinator at Hallmark in Lawrence for 10 to 12 years. She married Shirley David Kester on May 5, 1994, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home. Other survivors include a son, Joshua Hipscher, Denver; two daughters, Charity Wasson, Baldwin City, and Jamie Davison, Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Frankie Byer, Eudora, and Charlotte Bensen, Great Falls, Mont.; three brothers, Joseph Alverez, Eudora, William Shivers, Shawnee, and Lee Shivers, Knoxville, Iowa; two sisters, Carmen Johnson, Bonner Springs, and Juanita Mora, San Antonio, Texas; and 11 grandchildren. Mrs. Kester was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Shivers, and a sister, Sharon Clifton.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of the chapel, P.O. Box 1516, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to or at