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Esther was born April 4, 1953 in Herlong, Calif. to Barney and June (O’Canavan) Burnett.
During her early years in California, Esther was an EMT and a volunteer firefighter with her job being the pumper truck driver.
Esther also loved making clothing for Sonny, making him special shirts. Esther was a passionate cook, looking always to improve her skill.
She and Sonny shared a special adventure managing the Saltery Lake Lodge in Kodiak Island, Alaska for three years, sharing her cooking with many anglers from around the world and with an occasional brown Kodiak bear. She was always looking to help others.
Esther and Sonny were united in marriage in 1988 in Reno, Nevada.
Esther was preceded by her parents, a brother Barney Dean Burnett, and a sister Marilyn Lowery.
Esther is survived by her husband, Sonny Carroll, of Ava, Mo.; a sister Rosemary and Earnest Bruffett, of California; and a brother, Terence Burnett, of Wyoming.
Graveside Funeral services for Esther were Tuesday, June 7, at Brushyknob Cemetery at 10 a.m. Officiating was Pastor Charles Sliger. Memorials may be made to the Brushyknob Cemetery. Services were conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.