Unabelle Berniece Testerman, 91, of Cherryvale, Kansas passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at her home. Friends and family are welcome to sign the register on Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00 at Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4th with the family welcoming friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral service will be held at Potts Chapel in Independence on Friday, April 5th at 10:00am with interment immediately following at Mound Valley Cemetery.
On September 13, 1927 in Sycamore, Kansas, Otis Harvey and Flossie Beatrice (Henderson) Bryant welcomed Unabelle Berniece Bryant. Unabelle graduated from Neodesha High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Testerman on March 1, 1949 in Bentonville, AR. Shortly after, the two made their home in rural Cherryvale, Kansas. Through the years, the two welcomed 2 children, Robert and Beatrice. Unabelle loved to spend her time watching the Kansas City Chiefs, and Royals, frequent the local casinos, sewing, fishing in nearby ponds, cooking and spending time with her family. Unabelle especially adored the time she got to spend with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Unabelle is preceded in death by her parents, Otis Harvey and Flossie Beatrice Bryant, husband, Robert Testerman, granddaughter, Melinda Testerman, brothers, Lawrence Bryant, Paul Bryant, and Donald Bryant, sisters, Mabel Sprague, Hazel Chaffin, Lena Vaughn, Helen Corn, and Dot Potter.
Those left to cherish her memory include son, Robert Testerman, daughter, Beatrice Bohr, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. To leave the family a special message of condolence please visit www.pottsfuneralhome.com.
My condolences to Mrs. Testerman’s family. Our loved ones are so precious to us so may God grant you peace and his comfort be felt during this difficult time. Psalms 34:18
Mrs. Lyn, KS
I became a family member when I married Unabelle's nephew, just a few short years ago. I loved her spunk. It was always a treat when we visited her sister, Dot, to find out she too was visiting. Unabelle loved to torment Dot over the newspaper and then turn to me and wink. I'll miss those days.
Rita L PotterIndependence, KS
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all your family that God would comfort you. I loved aunt Unabelle. She was so funny. I love the Bryant family. She is now at rest with all of her family up in heaven. I bet they are having a wonderful time together. All those years apart and now they are finally in heaven for ever and ever, never to be separated again. The last time I talked to aunt Unabelle, she had me rolling on the ground. It is wonderful to have such fond memories of my Aunt Unabelle. We are weeping with you at this great loss, but at the same time we are rejoicing for we know where she is. You will all see her again one day, but until then just keep her spirit, her joy and her humor living inside of you. Love and prayers, Michaela Bryant Wright
Michaela Bryant WrightLakeside, CA
So sorry. I have some memorable memories of visiting with her. We often compared our gambling stories. May God grant you comfort as you travel this road of grief.
Bette SimpsonCoffeyville, KS
My sincere condolences to the family. Always loved to see Unabelle when she’d visit the dealership.
Ed LewisIndependence, KS