Mary E. Lester
1927 - 2019
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory
400 Twyckenham Blvd.
Lafayette, IN
Mary E. Lester

Lafayette - Mary E. Lester, 91 passed away at 1:30 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette.

She was born March 13, 1927 in Lafayette to the late James and Caroline (Haynes) Coomey.

Mary graduated from St. Frances High School in 1945.

Her marriage was to William F. Lester in Lafayette on September 23, 1950. He preceded her in death on March 16, 1970.

Mary worked for 35 years as a stock clerk for CTS Micro Electronics.

She was member of ST. Ann Catholic Church and Shrine, the American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed playing Euchre, Bingo and participating in the Senior Games and going on the Senior Citizens Trips. Holidays and birthdays for the family were always celebrated at Mary's house.

Surviving are two children, Carolyn Phillips of Lafayette and William P. Lester (wife Laura) of Fowler. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Michelle and Carrie Phillips and Patrick Lester (wife Courtney); ten great grandchildren, Tre Lester, Britney Rushing, Mikayla Young, Mya Seay, Myka, Erin, Ella, Adrienne, Renea and Dylan Phillips as well as a great great grandson Jaxson Rushing-Cox.

Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, Patrick and James Coomey and two grandsons, Brian and Christopher Phillips.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 with Rosary Service at 4:45 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Lafayette, IN 47909. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at St. Ann Catholic Church and Shrine with Fr. Dominic Young officiating. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery.

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Published by Journal & Courier on Feb. 19, 2019.
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory
400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, IN
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory
400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, IN
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Ann Catholic Church and Shrine
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I was in Mary,s class at St Francis. We always had fun together. Also we by chance always ran into one another at Payless and had a good chat. I will miss Mary. I feel so bad I will not be able to be there for her funeral but I am in Texas visiting my daughter. I will keep her in my prayers. She loved her family. Sincere wishes of sympathy, Peach Pfromme

February 22, 2019
Mary will be missed and she was a very nice lady. She loved playing Bingo at the center and also cards. May the family be comforted at this time.
Vivian Cook
February 21, 2019
I met Mary at our Euchre club. She was a neat lady. I will miss her sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Diane Craig
February 20, 2019
My condolences to the family of Mary, she was a wonderful person in all aspects. I always saw her with a smile on her face those many years at CTS and she was always eager to share "small talk". She will be missed....
Larry Cummings
February 19, 2019
One of the kindest woman ive ever known going to miss you at bingo prayer sent to your family
Nancy Oyatt
February 19, 2019
Mary was a wonderful sweet lady.I am fortunate to have known her.She loved her family and talked about them often.She will be missed!
Flo Post
February 18, 2019
Mary was a wonderful person; beautiful inside and out. I loved spending birthdays and holidays at her home and watching how much she loved her family and how much they loved her.
LouAnn Harvey-Alexander
February 17, 2019
We have Been Honored To Know Mary Through Working At CTS And We Often Played Bingo With Her. She was A One Of A Kind Lady And Will Always Be In Our Heats And Memories
Barb Ray & Jeff Whitlock
February 17, 2019
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