Hester Maxwell

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    - Shirley Riley

Hester Maxwell

West Des Moines

Hester, 97, passed away Tuesday, June 24. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Friday, June 27 at Merle Hay Funeral Home with her funeral following at 11 a.m.

Hester was born March 27, 1917 to Elmer and Emma Freeman. She was a graduate of Des Moines North High School. Hester retired from Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She enjoyed all sports, and was an avid Cubs fan. She also liked visiting with friends and family, and going out to eat.

Hester was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl, in 1983; three brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Mayo; and many nieces and nephews.


Funeral Home
Merle Hay Funeral Home - Des Moines
4400 Merle Hay Road  Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 278-4633
Funeral Home Details
Published in Des Moines Register on June 26, 2014
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