V. Irene Hester

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mrs. V. Irene Hester, 93, Lapland/Parkersburg, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at 2:05 a.m. at Hickory Creek Nursing Home.

She was born May 27, 1919, in Lapland to Frank and Julia (Mangus) Crowe.

She married Albert H. Hester on Nov. 4, 1936 in Montgomery County. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1997.

Mrs. Hester had been a homemaker and worked as a cook at New Market Schools from 1959-1966.

She was a member of the Parkersburg Christian Church, and attended Parkersburg and Lapland schools.

She is survived by her sons, Albert Dale (Viola Fleenor) Hester and Russell Max (Sallie) Hester, both of Ladoga.

Also surviving are grandchildren Gaye Van Valkenburg, Tim Hester, Brian (Megan) Hester, Todd Hester; great grandchildren Amber Van Valkenburg, Ethan (Dawnita) Hester, Trevor Hester, Hailey Hester, Hannah Hester; great-great-grandson Laine, with another one due in August; sister-in-law Wilma Hart; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sister Mildred Cragun; brothers Paul Crowe, Ernest Crowe, Frank Crowe and LaVerne Hart; and daughter-in-law Nelda Hester.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9 at Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, with Rev. Michael Whitacre officiating.

Burial will be at the Russellville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 8.

Memorials may be made to Parkersburg Christian Church, 86 E. CR 1150 South, Ladoga, IN 47954.

Online condolences may be sent to: powerspriebefh.com.