Evelyn Lester, 89

Evelyn Marie Lester, 89, of Wabash, died at 9:56 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Wabash, to Walter H. and Edith (Aukschun) Horner.

Evelyn was a 1944 graduate of Wabash High School.  She married Paul A. Lester in Wabash on Dec. 12, 1948; he died Dec. 5, 2014.  She retired from Wabash Materials in 1984 after 15 years. 

Evelyn attended the Wabash Friends Church.  She enjoyed word searches, puzzles, playing solitaire, working in her yard, noodle making, and taking walks. 

She is survived by three children, Susan (Eric) Rish of Wabash, David (Lillian) Lester of Winston, Ga., and Debra (Jim) Powell of Wabash; daughter-in-law, Maureen "Mo" Lester of Wabash; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Colleen Weesner, Elsie Mae Strickler, Betty Lou (Charles) Boyer, and Mary Jean (Ed) Carpenter, all of Wabash.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Thomas Lester, and her brother, Nevin Horner.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is American Heart Association.

The memorial guest book for Evelyn may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 16