JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Leanard Cleveland "Cleve" Hester

HESTER, LEANARD CLEVELAND, 
died at Good Samaritan Hospital 
6 Nov 1956. Born 30 September 1883. 
Son of James Henry and Victoria (CASEY) HESTER. 
Married Sadie Bean Morgan, Hopkinsville KY Aug 29, 1942 

HESTER, Blance Alma (MONROE). 
Died 1939. Born 24 March 1890. 
Married 15 August 1914 to 
LEONARD Cleveland HESTER. Rural Teacher 

HESTER, John E. Born Apr 1, 1869. died 1948. 
Son of James H. and Victoria (CASEY) HESTER. 
Married Maude ROBERSON August 9, 1891. 
Member Elk Prairie Christian Church. 
Surviving. Wife. Sons. Floyd - Ina; Glen, 
Lou and John - Bonnie, 
Julia JONES, Michigan City Ind.; Fern LOWERY and 
Maude PARSONS - Washington D.C; Victoria CARTER and 
Clara LEE of Mt. Vernon. 
Funeral Elk Prarie Christian Church, 
Burial ABNER Cemetary, 
Rev. J. G. PARSONS Officiated. 

Copied at home of Juanita KELLEY in 1978. 
Juanita KELLEY daugther of John Stovall HESTER, Jr. 
Mt. Vernon Register News. 
Submited by Kay S. 
Sept 1, 1997 
Cleve Hester
Passes Away

Funeral services for Leonard
Cleveland Hester, 78, who died
on Tuesday of last week at the
Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt.
Vernon, were held Thursday at
the Elk Prairie Christian Church
where he was a member. Rev.
Lester Pifer officiated and burial
took place at Abner cemetery.

Mr. Hester, whose home was
south of Nason, had been ill for
several months following a
stroke.

He was born In Elk Prairie
township, the son of James Hen-
ry and Victoria Casey Hester.

He was twice married, his first
wife the former Blanche Mon-
roe, preceding him in death.

He was married to Sadie Bean
Morgan on August 29, 1942. who
survives.

Also surviving are one stepson,
Donald Morgan of Chicago; one
step - daughter, Mrs. Charles
Owens of Mt, Vernon and two
nieces who were reared in his
home, Mrs. Gordon Metcalf of
Bonnie, and Mrs. Max Moore of
Sesser.

Source: The Ina Observer
Date: Thursday, November 15, 1956
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta



 
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