Funeral services for Eva Louise Lester, 77, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Bakersfield, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lester died at 10:48 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born October 27, 1935, at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Fred and Flossie London Mullins. Mrs. Lester was a graduate of Bakersfield schools and on April 1, 1959, was married to Bill Lester at Salem, Arkansas. Eva lived her entire life in Bakersfield, Missouri. She spent her working years as a homemaker caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many more who always found her home a welcoming place filled with laughter and love. She enjoyed any activities in which her family was participating. Mrs. Lester faithfully attended the First Baptist Church of Bakersfield her entire life, actively serving as a song leader, Sunday School teacher and helping with Vacation Bible School.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Lester, of the family home; four children, Lee Lester, wife, Tresa, Viola, Arkansas, John Lester, wife, Terena, Bakersfield, Missouri, Louisa Hudson, husband, Duane, Longmont, Colorado and David Lester, wife, Lisa, Bakersfield, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Matt Lester, wife, Courtney, West Plains, Missouri, Troy Lester, fiancée, Lia Fienhold, Bakersfield, Missouri, Stacie Tackitt, husband, Anthony, Bakersfield, Missouri, Stephanie Sanders, husband, Brad, Bakersfield, Missouri, Corby James, Viola, Arkansas, Claire and Makenzie Lester, Bakersfield, Missouri and Clint Lester, Viola, Arkansas; six great-grandchildren, Madison, Brodie and Chloe Lester, Hayden Sanders and Cadence and Maci Tackitt; one sister, Sandra Fagan, Cape Coral, Florida; one sister-in-law, Cora Sell, husband, Dwain; brother-in-law, Roy Lester, wife, Pattye; one special niece, Janice Asher; and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Her parents, one sister, Pauline Jones and one niece, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.