She was born to Raymond and Dorothy (Porter) Lester in Bloomfield, Indiana. She was retired from the Indiana University Audio-Visual Center after 25 years of service. She was a member since 1939 of the First United Methodist Church in Bloomington since, the Alpha Zeta Delta sorority alumnus, the Thursday Needlecraft Group and the Bloomington Quilters Guild. She along with her daughter, Jane, also appeared in television ads for Crest toothpaste during the 1960's.
She is survived by her two daughters and their husbands, Luanne and Donald G. Pomeroy, of St. Louis, Missouri and Jane and John D. Kane, of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Cynthia J. Krueger (Ronald P.), of New Orleans, La., Gregory F. Pomeroy, of St. Louis, John F. Kane (Kristen), of Abbington, Penn. and Jennifer D. Mullen (Edward A.) of Richmond, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas P. Krueger and E. Huff Mullen; two sisters, Vera Jackson, of Bloomfield and Helen Sutton, of Greenwood and one brother-in-law, Gene Workman, of Greenwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister, Rosemary Workman.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m.. at Day Funeral Home in Bloomington with Rev. Joe Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Friends may visit the family on Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the caring staff at Bell Trace Health and Living Center for the care provided to their mother and grandmother.
Online condolences may be given at www.dayfuneralservices.com