Vesta Jean Washburn, 79 of Chanute, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita KS.

Vesta Jean Washburn, 79 of Chanute, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita KS.
She was the daughter of Raymond and Myles (Stranghorner) Leroy. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1947. She graduated from Neosho County Community College. She taught school for approximately 4 years, then became a homemaker. Vesta enjoyed spending time at home with her family, cooking for her family, and working with her flowers. On May 17, 1953 she married Robert Washburn in Chanute, Kansas. Survivors included her husband of the home, Robert Washburn, her sons, Mike and wife Deborah Washburn, El Dorado KS, Keith Washburn, Chanute, KS, Larry and wife Diana Washburn, Chanute, KS and daughter, Jolene and husband Bruce Remsberg, Pittsburg KS, two brothers, Gary and wife, Shirley Leroy, Bob and wife, Pat Leroy, and a sister in-law Glenda Leroy all of Chanute, KS. Seven grandchildren, five grandsons, Scott Jesseph, Chanute, KS, Robert Washburn, Austin, TX, Brett Remsberg, Wichita, KS, Daniel Washburn, Pittsburg, KS, and Gregory Washburn, Chanute, KS, two granddaughters, Christina Bailey, Chanute, KS, and Katie Todd, El Dorado, KS. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Bill Leroy.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Chanute. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute, Kan. The family will receive friends on Thursday June 25, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel. Memorials in her name may be made to Tri-Valley Developmental Service or Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left at the Funeral Home.