Betty King Kaestner

Posted Online: Feb. 27, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Betty A. King Kaestner, 90, of Warren Towers, Silvis, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her home.
As per her wishes, there will be no services.
Betty Clark was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Moline, the daughter of George and Esther Stephenson Clark.
Betty was a licensed beautician. She enjoyed playing cards, making ceramics and working in puzzle books.
She is survived by her son, Clark S. (Linda) King, Colona; her daughter, Beverly J. (Marshall) Schwartz, Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Audrey) Clark, San Diego, Calif., and Gene (Nina) Clark, Pink Hill, S.C.; and a special cousin, Cathleen Leathers, Moline. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter; four brothers; two sisters; and her parents.
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