Thelma Denise "Denny" Estes, 48, Nevada, passed away on July 26, 2009, at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 28, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., to Earl Junior Edmunds and Dorothy Jean Newton Edmunds. She married Ronald Estes on December 20, 1980, in Nevada, and he survives of the home.
Thelma was raised in Nevada, and lived her entire life here. She loved gardening, her flowers and vegetables, fishing and playing cards and most of all spending time with her children, family and grandchildren. She loved to listen to and admired Elvis' music. "Denny" was very loved and will be missed by all.
Survivors in addition to her husband Ronnie include four daughters, Tammy Edmunds, Nevada, Cheryl Dennison, Nevada, Sheena Taylor, Nevada, and Deanna Estes, Nevada; one son, Raymond Estes, Nevada; 11 grandchildren, Chelsie, Brandon, and Alecia King, Kadessa and Braxton Shadden, Ashlynd, Nathaniel, Destiny and Hayley Taylor, and Ryan and Riley Cook; five sisters, Patricia Puckett, Sheldon, Crystal Hancock, Walker, Leona Caldwell, Nevada, Delories Rachell and Billie Frey, both of Channelview, Texas; several nieces, nephews and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Dorothy Edmunds; one sister, Dorothy McFarlin; two grandchildren, Amanda and Coleen Shadden; one sister-in-law, Susan G. Estes, and one brother-in-law, Michael D. Estes.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Dwayne Mann officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the funeral home.
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