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Nita Kingsbury

Nita A. Kingsbury, age 66, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Artesian, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, June 28, 2021, at the Willoughby Funeral Home in Howard. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM prior to the service. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian.

Nita Ann Kingsbury was born in Mitchell, SD February 15 th in 1955, to Royal and Joan (Rudy) Gaston. Nita spent a lot of time in Artesian as a child and later moved to Mitchell.

She attended high school in Artesian SD and after her high school years, she married Dennis Kingsbury August 12th of 1972 and had 2 children. Dennis and Nita owned and operated the Artesian Café 1975-1977.

Later in life she moved to Williamsburg, Virgina to help a friend. She was a very kind hearted and spiritual person, full of love and light. She loved to be near the ocean. Nita had numerous jobs such as caring for friends and for those that needed a helping hand, even caring for and their pets when they were on vacation. She loved to travel and loved the simple things in life.

Nita is survived by her son Shane (Kristeen) of Lennox and daughter Shawna (Thad) of Forestburg; brother Steve (Judy) Gaston of Mitchell and sisters Linda Horner from

Hot Springs and Peggy Konopka of Woodstock, IL; and multiple nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by brother in law Gene Horner; brother in law Phill Konopka; father Royal Gaston and mother Joan Gaston.


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