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Funeral services for Marie Orf Ivester, 89, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Full Gospel Church, Bakersfield, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ivester died at 6:40 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.

She was born January 7, 1924, at Gamaliel, Arkansas, to Thomas and Ollie McFarland Trivett. On July 6, 1940, she was married to Ed Orf, who preceded her in death on July 14, 1981. On August 23, 1986, she was married to Davis Ivester, who preceded her in death on February 11, 1995. Mrs. Ivester was a homemaker and was very involved in church and children’s school activities. She always cooked for church functions and furnished pies for a local cafĂ©. Mrs. Ivester had attended and faithfully worked in The Assembly of God Church; and since the 1980’s had attended and worked in the Full Gospel Church at Bakersfield, Missouri, where she was a founding member.

She is survived by three children, Virginia June Eagleman, husband, Jerry, Kansas City, Missouri, Gary Gene Orf, wife, Sue, Bakersfield, Missouri and Patricia Jean Kesner, companion, Lonnie Pruett, West Plains, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Michelle Decker, husband, Jerry, Gaylon Orf, wife, Julie, Christina Perisho, husband, Paul, Lana Krohne, husband Brock, Amy Riley, husband, Heath, April Kesner, companion, David Sexton and Ashley Wolters, husband, Joey; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, River; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father who raised her, Silas Roberts, two husbands, one son, Larry Orf, and one granddaughter, Jerrie June Kerr.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bakersfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bakersfield Cemetery or Hawkin’s Ridge Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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