Ellen Anne Kuester, 45, of Orange, passed away Feb. 10, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am, Friday, Feb. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm-8:00 pm, with a rosary at 7:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Houston, April 20, 1969, she was the daughter of Noel James Kuester and Susan Quigley. Ellen had a Master’s Degree from Lamar in Deaf Education. After getting her degree she taught Deaf Education at Corpus Christi ISD. Ellen enjoyed watching NCIS and making crafts to give to her relatives and to her nurses. She loved her cat Stewart very much, he gave her great joy.

She is preceded in death by her father; grandparents, Jimmy and Anne Quigley and Hartwell and Muriel Kuester.

She is survived by her mother, Susan Quigley; sisters, Amy McCarthy and husband, Daniel of Houston and Sarah Spickard of Dallas; brother, Alex Kuester of Washington D.C. and her nieces and nephews, Mikaela McCarthy, Anna McCarthy, Danielle McCarthy, and Nora McCarthy all of Houston, Ryan Spickard and Reagan Spickard both of Dallas and her step-mother, Helen Kuester of Houston.