Eva Ethel Lester, 96, of Bloomfield, passed away at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Glenburn Home in Linton.
Born July 13, 1910 in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Cochran) Nowling.
She was the owner and operator of the Cardinal Inn in Bloomfield. She was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Delta Theta Tau soroity, and the Homemaker's club.
Survivors include: one sister, Nell Sims of Odon and several nieces and nephews and a loving adopted family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas I. Lester, whom she married on Aug. 25, 1934 and who died in 1961; as well as brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glenburn Community Center.