Gwen M. Lester

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gwen May (Duncan) Lester, 59, of Mellott, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at the St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Gwen was born on May 17, 1949 in Linton. She was the daughter of Pansy Duncan and the late Jack Duncan.

She grew up in Linton and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1967.

Gwen married C. Alan Lester on July 13, 1998, in Covington. He survives.

Gwen was a member of the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene and was active in their Vacation Bible School Program. She was a member of the Red Hats and Purple Chaps Society. She enjoyed taking care of horses and trail riding.

Surviving along with her husband and mother are two sons, Tony (Sherry) Jacobs and Jason (Calie) Jacobs, both of Covington; a step-daughter, Alana (husband-Mark) Vollmer of Riverview, FL; a step-son, Justin Lester of Houston, TX; two brothers, Jackie Duncan of Texas and Gerald Duncan of Pennsylvania; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; an infant brother; and her grandmother that helped raise her, Annie Stanfield.

Cremation will take place with a memorial service at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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