Celebrating the life of Leah M. Kustes
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A private family funeral service will be held Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Father Matthew Camaioni of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton. There will be no visitation; interment will be in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Fulton.
Leah was born April 17, 1940 in Iowa City, IA to Earl Burdette and Theola Ruth (Johnson) McKinstry. She married John Edward Kustes Jr. on November 4, 1978 in Fulton. He died on January 18, 2005. Leah worked at Clinton Corn, The Alverno, and Nielsen Clearing House – all in Clinton, and also Tri County Opportunities Council in IL. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton and belonged to the Wa-Tan-Ye Club in Fulton. She volunteered with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and helped with Meals-On-Wheels.
Survivors include a daughter, Kimilie (Robert) Saiter of Clinton; two sons, Keith (Tracy) Horton and Michael (Marlyce) Horton, both of Clinton; six step children; thirteen grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Dalton of Rock Falls, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two sisters, Judith Saffell and Corena Weaver; one brother, Richard McKinstry.
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