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Ruth E. Lester

Birth
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Death 10 Aug 2012 (aged 87)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sec-40 Lot-205 Sp-11
Memorial ID 101369666 · View Source
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Ruth E. Lester, age 87 of Lincoln, passed away August 10, 2012 after a courageous fight against a long term illness, with family by her side. She was born August 24, 1924 in Sioux City, Iowa to Kenneth P. and LaVern (Kloester) Cotton. Ruth graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences. After college she worked as a medical technologist. In 1948, Ruth married Donald E. Lester and eventually moved to Seward, Nebraska where they raised their 4 children and ran the Ford dealership. In 1970, Donald and Ruth moved to Lincoln. Ruth continued to live in Lincoln after Donald's death in 1976. She lived with her son and daughter-in-law for the last 10 years of her life. Ruth's interests included music, dancing and swimming. Her passion was her family and friends.
Survivors include her children and spouses, Jana and Dr. Rob Riggert of Lafayette, Colorado, Michael and Sue Lester of Lincoln, Patrick and Ruth Lester of Lincoln and William and Cindy Lester of Lincoln. 11 Grandchildren and 9 Great grandchildren. Sister and Brother-in-law: Jana and Robert Cowan of Clive, Iowa. Nieces and Nephews. The family wants to extend thanks to Ruth's special caregivers; Cherie, Elva and Trish. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband: Donald E. Lester, her parents, Brother: Richard Cotton and Sister: Dorothy Taplett.
Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorials are to the Great Plains Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or the Capital Humane Society.


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  • Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101369666
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth E. Lester (24 Aug 1924–10 Aug 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101369666, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Tony & Cindy Lloyd (contributor 47320243) .