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Hester-Sue Terhune

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Hester-Sue and Charles Ingalls.

Hester-Sue Terhune
Played by Ketty Lester
Gender Female
Debut Blind Journey (Part 1)
Occupation Teacher, waitress

Hester-Sue Terhune, first was a teacher at a blind school that was later merged with the one operated by Adam and Mary Ingalls Kendall when they moved to Walnut Grove. She also worked as a waitress at Nellie's Restaurant. Hester-Sue was married once, to Sam Terhune but divorced because of his gambling and drinking habits.

While living in Walnut Grove, Sam returned and convinced Hester-Sue that he had changed his ways. They then planned to get remarried until Sam's wife, Naomi showed up. It became clear to Hester-Sue that Sam hadn't changed and the two did not get remarried. In addition, Hester-Sue also had a relationship with Joe Kagan.

She also once spent Christmas at the Ingalls home recalling her favorite holiday memories.

Behind the scenes

Hester-Sue was portrayed by actress Ketty Lester in all of her appearances.

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