Betty P. Kested


Betty P. Kested, age 94, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. A longtime Gloversville resident, she had resided at PineView Commons in Johnstown for the past six years.

She was born May 22, 1926 in Gloversville, the daughter of the late William and Frances Bennett Rekemeyer. She was later employed as a sewer at various local glove shops and retired from the Fulton County Infirmary. She was an avid flower gardener and enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Foothills United Methodist Church and its couples club.

Betty is survived by three children, Cheryl Kennedy (Richard) of Gloversville, Martin Kested (Nancy) of Johnstown and Donna Rivera of Garden Grove, California; five grandchildren, Jennifer Kested, Brian Kested, Nicholas Kennedy, Matthew Kennedy and Brandon Rivera; a great-grandson, Zachary Kennedy; two sisters, Joan Rekemeyer of Johnstown and June Briggs of Tucson, AZ; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Donald R. Kested; and her brothers Robert Rekemeyer and William Rekemeyer.

For the safety of family and friends, private visitation and service will take place at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

Interment will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Foothills United Methodist Church Building Fund, 17 Fremont Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.

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By Paul Wager