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Lester James Neth

Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Oct 2004 (aged 65)
Appleton City, St. Clair County, Missouri, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 10192185 · View Source
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Lester J. Neth, 65, of Appleton City, Missouri, passed away the evening of Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in St. Luke's Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Sept. 17, 1939, in Charleroi, Pa., the son of the late Elliote R. and Olive A. Funk Neth.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris.

Lester attended California High School, California, Pa.

He served in active military service as a Navy Seabee and retired after 20 years with the U.S. Postal Service.

Lester was an avid outdoor sportsman and was particularly passionate about his role as a scout master.

He used his sportsman talents as a scout master to mentor many young men to maturity as responsible and capable citizens through his years of service with Boy Scout Troop 338 in Grandview, Mo.

In 1986 he received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest local honor given by BSA for service as a scout master.

Lester was also a very active member of Longview Methodist Church in Kansas City and Trinity Methodist Church in Appleton City, Mo.

He was a member of Independence Lodge No.76 AF&AM, Independence, Mo., the same lodge former President Harry S. Truman attended.

He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Porter and husband John of Rostraver Township; one brother, Valoren "Bud" Neth of Sheldon, Iowa; and six nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at MT. MORIAH and FREEMAN FUNERAL HOME, followed by interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Tribe of Mic-O-Say Trust Fund, or Trinity Methodist Church of Appleton City, Mo.

Local arrangements were handled by the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., Rostraver Township.

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