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Lester Jacob Michael


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Lester Jacob Michael

Staunton - Lester Jacob Michael, 92, a resident of Staunton, departed this life on September 1, 2018 at his residence.

A son of the late Julius Calvin and Iva Pumphrey Michael, he was born on July 12, 1926 in Mt. Sidney and graduated from Mt. Sidney High School in 1945. Lester was employed with Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau for 34 years. Following his retirement he enjoyed farming and volunteering at Augusta Expo Land.

Lester was a member of Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren and Woodmen of the World.

On August 6, 1967 he married Nora Agnes Garber Michael who preceded him in death in July 1988. Surviving are three sisters, Edna Kiracofe of Churchville, Ruth Swink of Staunton, and Jean Moyer of Bridgewater; two brothers, John and Frank Michael, both of Mt. Sidney; and a number of very special nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Lester was preceded in death by three brothers, Lurty, Charlie and Robert Michael; two sisters, Mary Acker and Alma Gilbert; and step-mother, Ethel Shaver.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am Tuesday at the church with Pastor Galen Combs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dennis Michael, Earl Kiracofe, Jr., Jeffrey Michael, Calvin Michael, Jerry Acker and Eddie Michael. Honorary pallbearers will be James Anderson, Darris Cash, Clark Cook, Frank Wiseman, Jr., and Larry Garber.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren, 1790 Barren Ridge Road, Staunton, VA 24401 or to Hospice of the Shenandoah, 64 Sports Medicine Dr., Fishersville, VA 22939.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave is handling arrangements.
Published in The News Leader from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, 2018
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