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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Roy M. Jester

  • SHAWNEETOWN - Roy M. Jester, 86, of Shawneetown, passed away 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Wabash Christian Retirement Home in Carmi.
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  • Roy M. Jester, 86, of Shawneetown, passed away 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at the Wabash Christian Retirement Home in Carmi.
    Roy was born July 1, 1926, in Gila, the son of Ernest Raymond and Lela (Cox) Jester. He married Marjorie Louise McGee July 14, 1948, and she preceded him in death Nov. 5, 2000.
    Roy was a retired farmer and a lifetime member of the Newman Masonic Lodge No. 369.
    He is survived by two sons, Kent (Gleness) Jester of Junction and Kevin Jester of Shawneetown; three sisters, Myra Conant of Fort Wayne, Ind., Betty Sellers of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Mary Fisher of Loveland, Colo.; one brother, Ed Jester of Monticello; three grandchildren, Kenny (Angie) Jester of Junction, Teresa (Joseph) Crissup of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Gary (Misty) Jester of Cottonwood; and 10 great-grandchildren.
    Roy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one sister, Lois Jester; and one brother, John Jester.
    Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown. A Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. with Equality Masonic Lodge No. 2 conducting the service. Funeral services are noon Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time at Joines-Appleby Funeral Home in Newman. Burial will be at the Fairfield Cemetery in Newman. Internet condolences may be made at the Web site www.vickeryfuneralchapel.com.
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