Oct 24, 1931 - Dec 27, 2012 EDMOND Lu Anne (Lu) Hester, 81, of Oklahoma City, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Baptist Integris hospital, OKC. Lu was born on October 24, 1931, in Oklahoma City. She attended Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma. Lu was the daughter of the late Robert Carl Larkins and Dorothy Anne Larkins Burg, of Oklahoma City. While attending OU, she met and later married Charles Arthur Janes, of Holdenville OK, in December 1951. After becoming a widow in 1966, Lu later married Bob J. Hester, of Oklahoma City. Lu and Bob were married 45 years. They owned and operated the Smokehouse BBQ restaurant in Downtown OKC for many years. Lu was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and remained active with the Panhellenic Association. Bob and Lu were active members of Crossings Community Church, where they helped pioneer the food ministry. Lu is survived by her husband, Bob; sons: Jeff Janes and wife Rejina, of Newalla; Gregg Janes and wife Lisa, of Edmond; and Steve Hester and wife Fern, of Clearlake, TX; grandchildren: Brandon Janes, wife Megan and daughter Ava (1), of St. Louis; Olivia Means, husband Eric and daughter Ellie (4), of Oklahoma City; and Mechell Janes, of Asher, OK; cousins: Robert and Marilyn Casey and family, of Williamsburg, VA; Carlton and Beth Casey and family, of Williamsburg, VA; Lewis Casey and family, of Richmond, VA; and Ron and Susie Bolin and family, of Austin, TX; and many lifelong friends. Lu's treasure on earth was her family and friends, for which she loved and cherished every day of her life. Special thanks to the wonderful, supportive and loving staff of 901 ICU at Baptist Integris OKC. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Crossings Community Church Chapel, 14600 North Portland Ave., OKC.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 30, 2012