Esther E. Kistner, 88, of Carmi passed away at 7:11 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 at her daughter's home near Carmi. She was born in Olney, IL on March 15, 1931 the daughter of Roscoe and Lucy (Nettleton) Milone. Esther married Eugene Daniel Kistner in January 1957. In her early years she worked at the Spartan Factory, before raising her family.
Esther is survived by her husband, Eugene; five daughters, Kathy (Justin) Zuber of Olney, Chris Stradling of Terre Haute, IN, Debbie (Rick) Mercer of Mt. Vernon, IN, Pam (Stan) Brown of Carmi and Karen (Ken) Ritchey of Cary, NC; two sons, Ronnie Harkins of Las Vegas, NV and Greg Harkins; a sister, Alice Nicholson of Decatur, IL; a brother, Earl Milone of Flora, IL; 10 grandchildren, Rachel (Bryan) Ackerman, Brodie Brown, Danny (Beth) Mercer, Krystle (Phillip) Anderson, Michelle Zuber, Kevin Rennier, Micheal Ritchy and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Sams.
Funeral services for Esther E. Kistner, 88, of Carmi will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in White County Memorial Garden in Carmi. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Esther's memory to White County Relay for Life and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.