Lu Anne Hester

Lu Anne Hester


Lu Anne (Lu) Hester 81 of Oklahoma City passed away Thursday December 27, 2012 at Baptist Integris Hospital, OKC. Lu was born on October 24, 1931 in Oklahoma City. She attended Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma. Lu was the daughter of the late Robert Carl Larkins and Dorothy Anne Larkins Burg of Oklahoma City. While attending OU she met and later married Charles Arthur Janes of Holdenville OK, in December 1951. After becoming a Widow in 1966 Lu later married Bob J. Hester of Oklahoma City. Lu and Bob were married 45 years. They owned and operated the Smokehouse BBQ restaurant in Downtown OKC for many years. Lu was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and remained active with the Panhellenic Association. Bob and Lu were active members of Crossings Community Church where they helped pioneer the food ministry.

Lu is survived by her husband Bob, Sons Jeff Janes and wife Rejina of Newalla, Gregg Janes and wife Lisa of Edmond, Steve Hester and wife Fern of Clearlake Texas, Grandchildren Brandon Janes, wife Megan and daughter Ava (1) of St. Louis, Olivia Means husband Eric and Daughter Ellie (4) of Oklahoma City and Mechell Janes of Asher, OK., Cousins Robert and Marilyn Casey and Family of Williamsburg VA, Carlton and Beth Casey and family of Williamsburg VA, Lewis Casey and family of Richmond VA, Ron and Susie Bolin and Family of Austin Texas and many life-long friends. Lu’s treasure on earth was here family and friends for which she loved and cherished everyday of her life. Special thanks to the wonderful supportive and loving staff of 901 ICU at Baptist Integris OKC.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday January 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Crossings Community Church Chapel, 14600 North Portland Ave., OKC.

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