ROULETTE - G. Velma Jestes, 98, of Card Creek Road, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2012) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
Born June 22, 1914, in Roulette Township, she was a daughter of Clayton N. and Bertha Marschner Baker. On Nov. 1, 1941, in Burtville, she married J. Boyd Jestes, who died March 4, 2007.
Mrs. Jestes was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Roulette High School.
She was a member of the Sartwell Creek Union Church, Burtville, and was active in the former Burtville Grange.
Mrs. Jestes was a lifelong homemaker, devoted to her husband, children and extended family.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn G. Jestes of Roulette; two sons, Chad N. (Jill Harding) Jestes of Houston, Texas, and Brian B. (Lubov Martinvoa) Jestes of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Nathaniel, Michael, Daniel, Alexander and Alyssa Jestes; two stepgrandcildren, Katelyn Cox and Raymond Stone; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Donald, Harold, Merl and Berwyn Baker.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sartwell Creek Union Church, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. LaVerne Howard, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
Memorials can be made to the Sartwell Creek Union Church, Card Creek Cemetery or the Port Allegany Community Services food bank.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com