Estella Marie Usher

Estella Marie Usher

Estella Marie Usher, known to most as Stella, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at her residence in Farmington. She was 76.

She was born Nov. 17, 1939 in Louisiana, MO, the daughter of the late Lester and Sarah (England) Martin.

Stella is survived by her seven children, Patricia Taylor of Fredericktown, Cynthia Glowczewski of Ironton, Lester Christie and wife Jamie of Farmington, Roy Christie Sr. of Fredericktown, Tom Christie and wife Tonya of Ironton, Myrtle Usher and husband Buddy of Farmington, and Pamela Gusman and husband Lee of Farmington. 

In addition to her children, she is survived by two sisters, Etta Faye Reno of Wellsville, and Virginia Bell of Farmington; 25 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Stella was preceded in death by two husbands, Ray Christie and Fred Usher; four brothers, James Martin, Marshall Martin, Charles Martin, and William Martin; two sisters, Mildred Ortiz and Karen Martin; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 from Bryson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Minghi officiating.  Interment was in Polk Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Polk Cemetery Association. 

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