Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Tampa  Tribune
Tampa, Florida
December 17, 2001
Page 7
          HESTER, Raymond Earl, 81 of Tampa passed away Dec. 13, 2001.  Known as "Johnny" to his friends and family in his hometown of Shelbyville Indiana, he called Tampa home since 1955.  Ray is survived by his loving wife of 55 years,  Jeanette;  son,  Steve;  daughter,  Sally  and son-in-law,  Mario Nunez; son,  John Decker  and daughter-in-law  Linda;  and daughter, Suzanne.  He was a beloved 'Grandpa' to four;  Alex and  Nick Nunez,  Matthew and  Rachel Hester.  A World War II veteran, he was a First Lt. in the USAF, piloting the B-26 Bomber.  Ray also worked as Sales Manager for Lamont Shimberg helping to develop what is today Town N' Country Park.  Before retiring to his home in Lutz, he would own and operate White Sands Mobile Home Park.  Mr. Hester will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell in a private ceremony.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to LifePath Hospice of Tampa.  Ray, Daddy, Grandpa Hester was loved and appreciated, and will be missed dearly.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, May 18, 2001
Age:  96.
Died:  Wednesday, May 16, 2001.
Residence:  Indianapolis, formerly Shelbyville.
Born:  26 Nov 1904, Shelby Co IN.
Parents: Jasper Hester  and  Leona Leota Fisher.
Nieces: Carolyn Mullen  and  Ruth Ann Willis, Indianapolis;  Nancy Dews, Fischers;  Virginia Begley.
Nephews:  William E. Rigsbee, Greenwood;  Wendall Hester, Rush Co;  Raymond Hester, Johnny, FL;  Richard Hester, Johnson Co IN.
Manilla HS graduate, 1924.
Marion Indiana College graduate, 1926, Marion IN.
Elementary school teacher, art and music, Marion Co IN, 1958-1972;  Manilla, 1930-1956;  Homer, 1928-1930;  retired 1972.
Buried Little Blue River Wesleyan Cem, Manilla.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998
Jasper Lynn Hester, 82, Shelbyville, died Tuesday.
Born Dec. 30, 1915, in Union Township, he was the s/o  Carey and Norma (Harris) Hester.  He married  Frances Louise (Leffler) Hester  on Jan. 29, 1938, and she survives.
Auto mechanic with Bob’s Electric until 1963, when he became co-owner; changed the business to Hester’s Electric and ran it until 1988, when he retired.
U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  Past member of the Civil Air Patrol and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John (Martha) Wetnight, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Alan (Janet) Diodore, Sparta, Mich; three brothers, Richard Hester, Needham, Wendall Hester, Moscow, Ind., and  Raymond “Johnny” Hester, Lutz, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, with the Rev. Corlis Dees II officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, April 29, 1975
DIES  AT  80
          Everett W. Hester,  80, R.R.1, Arlington, died Monday at 2:25 p.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health one year and seriously ill several months.
          A retired farmer, Mr. Hester was a former chairman of the Rush County ASC.  He was a veteran of World War I; 50-year member of the American Legion, charter member of the Arlington Lions Club and a member of the Blue River Wesleyan Church.
          Mr. Hester was born Sept. 24, 1894, in Hamilton County, the son of the  Rev. Jacob and  Ladra Jane (Talbert) Hester.  On Aug. 17, 1918, he married  Mary Northam,  who survives.
          Also surviving are two children,  Mrs. Merlin (Laura Jane) Asplin,  Orchard Lake, Mich., and  Philip L. Hester,  Lake Forest, Ill.; six grandchildren; and two sisters,  Mrs. Mossilene Swain,  R.R.1, Arlington, and  Mrs. Ella Macy,  Ludington, Mich.  One son preceded in death.
          Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Wyatt-Moore Mortuary, Rushville, with the  Rev. C. Jack Adams  officiating.  Burial will be in Blue River Wesleyan Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
September 7, 1915
Page 4 Column 4
Deaths in Indiana

          SHELBYVILLE -- Edward S. Hester,  55 years old, is dead here.  His widow, son, brother and three sisters survive.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla

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