"Aunt" Mary HESTER died at her home on East Third Street in Ina
at six o'clock this morning. Mrs. HESTER had been in failing
health for the past several months. She was born in Gallatin
County, Ill., 83 years ago, and at the age of seven years moved
with her parents to the place now owned by Lora DARNELL in Elk
Prairie Township. She was the daughter of the Late James and
Genetta LOMAN. She was married to William H. HESTER October 3, 1869.
He preceded her September 7, 1904.
Mrs. HESTER is survived by four daughters, namely: Mrs. Mattie LYNCH,
Gentry, Ark.; Mrs. Viana ROBERSON of Ewing; Mrs. Callie HODGE and
Mrs. Viola SHAW of Ina; 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren
and one adopted grand-daughter, Mrs. Pearl ROSEBUD; two sisters,
Mrs. Viana WELLS, Christopher; and Mrs. Leota DOUGHERTY, Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. HESTER was held in the greatest respect by all who knew her and
was a woman of many virtues. She had been a Christian for over 65 years
and belonged to Free Will Baptist Church of Ina. Funeral services will
be held at the Free Will Baptist Church in Ina, Wednesday afternoon at
one o'clock. Services will be conducted by the Rev. W. R. BURTON of
Whittington. Burial will follow at Hickory Hill by the side of her husband.,
Will HESTER, who was buried 29 years ago.
Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: Monday, July 24, 1933
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta