Hester M. Tombs, 94, of Wellsboro, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at The Green Home.
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She was the wife of Harold J. Tombs who preceded her in death, Feb. 6, 2011. They were married on Aug. 22, 1941. Hester was born June 18, 1918, in Richwood, W. Va., the daughter of the late Newton and Faye Dancy Cutlip. She graduated from Westfield High School the class of "1937." Hester worked for the federal government, Department of Agriculture as a secretary before she retired in 1978. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro. She was an avid member of the Tuesday Nite Ladies Bowling League, holding several offices.
Surviving are her sons, Keith (Jill) Tombs of Wellsboro, Dale (Veronica) Tombs of Twinsburg, Ohio; daughter, Brenda (Kevin) Van Gorder of Woodbridge, Va.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Thomas) Boyer, Brian (Stacey) Tombs, Janelle Tombs, Mark Van Gorder, Erin Van Gorder, Adele (Todd) Filtz, Derek Tombs, Matt Tombs, Mitch (Allie) Tombs; great-grandchildren, Logan Tombs, Lauren Boyer, Rachel Boyer, Leah Tombs, Taylor Van Gorder, Michael Tombs and Nickolas Colby. Three brothers, Carl, Harlan, Eldon and one sister, Beulah, preceded Hester in death.
Friends and family are invited to Hester's Life Celebration on Monday, Nov. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 7 p.m., with Dennis Bliss officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Hester's name to Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.To share your fondest memories of Hester, visit www.lifecelebration.com.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Nov. 24 to Dec. 4, 2012