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Chestene Lietch August 18, 1926 - August 23, 2021

Golda Chestene Lietch, age 95 of Ava, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her home Monday, August 23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Chestene, as she was fondly known among her friends and family, was born August 18, 1926, the daughter of Clifford and Daisy (Sanders) Turner. On February 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Charlie Lietch and they were blessed with three children. Charlie preceded Chestene in death on May 25, 2004.

Chestene was a beautiful and thoughtful lady with a gentle personality. Her family benefited from her kind heart and she loved giving them extraordinary attention. Chestene loved her family unconditionally and also enjoyed providing a stable home life. Her cooking was always delicious and she welcomed her family with generously large meals and wonderful desserts. Chestene was a faithful member of Ava General Baptist Church and regularly attended Cross Point Church of Ava. Her steadfast faithfulness to God and her family has left a lasting impact that will resonate for generations to come. Chestene will be sadly missed but her memory will live on forever in the hearts of her loving family.

Chestene is survived by a son Kenny Lietch and wife Michele; two daughters Carol Herd and husband Gary, Marsha Miller and husband Larry Jo; grandchildren Gina Herd and partner Ron Harden, Brenda Wunder and husband Chris, Darin Lietch and wife Kayla, Ingrid McCallister and husband Stacey, Jason Miller and wife Mindy, Kalynn Woods and husband Wade; ten great-grandchildren; a dear friend Catherine Coats, and many other caring relatives. In add to her husband Charlie, Chestene was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Lowell, Merle and Bob Turner, sister Edythe Applegate and a great-grandson Jakob Lietch.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Cross Point Church Ava, Missouri with Pastors Robert Roberts, Jerry Applegate and Wade Woods, officiating. Chestene will be laid to rest beside her husband Charlie, in Mount Tabor Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service and begin at 10:00 A.M. The family suggests donations be made to the Mount Tabor Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Kayla Lietch says

    Chestene was such an amazing lady. I truly appreciate all she did for her family, and raising amazing kids and grandkids. I was so lucky to marry into the family and have her in my life. Love you Grandma Chestene.

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    Liz Davis says

    What a treasure, God needed His Best with Him!!! Beautiful Woman of God. We shall see you again.. My heart goes out to family, may you all feel God’s love through this time and heal your hearts.

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    Ronda {Hathcock] Soto says

    Chestine was a lovely lady . my parents and Charley and Chestine were really good friends.I have two acorn shaped birdhouses that they built several years ago

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    Karin and Ron Knickerbocker says

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. She was a kind and sweet woman, who was as loved as she was loving.

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    Bobby and Debbie Nelson says

    So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Prayers for your family 🙏

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    catherine kerch says

    I’m so thankful for my Aunt Chestene. She was a great friend to my mother and how my mother and father met. We feel so blessed to have been part of her extended family. Although we were far apart, the times we were able to visit, Aunt Chestene was always loving, gracious, and went the extra mile to welcome us, love us, cook for us, and gather the family together to visit with us, etc. I know she always prayed for us. We loved her dearly and will miss her terribly but I know she’s rejoicing in heaven with Uncle Charlie, and with my mom and dad, Virginia and Merle, with Aunt Edythe, Uncle Bob, Grandma and Grandpa Turner, and Lowell. I know Aunt Chestene loved to cook for family and friends. She always provided her family with a balanced, home cooked meal. Just like her skills as an excellent cook knowing how to season her food just right, Aunt Chestene had a special seasoning, flavoring in life and in raising her children due to the presence of the Holy Spirit and in the grace of God. It’s because of Aunt Chestene’s love of God that Her Children and Grandchildren, nieces and nephews, today rise up and call her blessed. I’m so thankful for her life and the example she set for her entire family of what a Godly woman should be.

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    Marie Bristol says

    Carol and Marsha, I always thought your mother was a beautiful lady both inside and out. May your good memories sustain you during this time of transition.