In Memory of

Philomena Lester

Full Name: Philomena Lester
Date of Birth: August 21, 1924
Date of Death: July 24, 2018
July 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown
Service Information:
July 28, 2018 - 11:30 AM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Lewistown

Lewistown-  Philomena Lester, 93, of Lewistown passed away at 9:23 PM Tuesday July 24, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born August 21, 1924 at Canton the daughter of Deloss and Flossie (Shipp) Leonard. She married Robert Lester on April 21, 1941. He died January 28, 1981. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son Larry Lester, one sister, Alzata Gordon, a son-in-law, Bill Toomer, a grandson Jeff Toomer, a great grandson, Gavin Gutierrez and a great granddaughter, Adysson Lester. Surviving are seven children, Ellie Toomer of Lewistown, Kay McDaniel of St. Pete Beach, FL; Linda ( Bill Campbell ) Smith of Lonoke, AR; Bobbie Parsons of Peoria, Becki (Bill Wicevich) Lester of Cave Creek, AZ; Dee (Steve) Honn of Arthur, and Gary (Christy) Lester of Canton, one sister, Ethel (Virgil) Brewer of Macomb, 22 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

Philomena worked in the grocery industry as a butcher and then later as a manager of the meat department. She was a former restaurant owner and waitress. She also cared for the elderly, cleaned houses and worked in child care. Philomena was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown and the Lewistown VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling, ball room dancing and attending the Lawrence Welk show. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Pastor Penny Frame officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lewistown. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown. To view Philomena’s life tribute video or to send online condolences visit

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From: Barb and Dick heinJul 25 2018 9:17PM
Sending our sincere sympathy and prayers  to all the family
From: Teresa ProsserJul 26 2018 9:10AM
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thoughts are with the entire family.

Tom and Teresa  Prosser
From: Lorenda SpilkerJul 26 2018 10:42AM
We are so very sorry to learn of Philomena's passing. I grew up just down the road from her and the Lester family. She was very friendly and would do anything for you. Great lady. Sincere sympathy, Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.
From: John GlunzJul 26 2018 10:50AM
Dee, I’m in town visiting mom today and just learned of your mom’s passing.  I’m so sorry for your loss.  Hoping there are happy memories to ease your loss.  Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
From: Vicki tinderJul 26 2018 11:10AM
A friend of BEtty GIbboney. Sorry for your loss
From: Jonelle (May) Schauble Jul 26 2018 12:33PM
Dee,Gary,Becky, Ellie, and family,  
  So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful person. May God Bless you all.during this difficult time.  Keep the memories close.

Jonelle and Family
From: David & Kathy RhodesJul 26 2018 1:13PM
Ellie, Chris and family, We are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.  Love and Hugs.
From: Clyde&Ruth WinsteadJul 26 2018 1:20PM
Phil was a good neighbor when we lived in Lewistown.
From: Warren and Rita Potter Jul 26 2018 2:17PM
Ellie and Family, please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  i did not know her well but knew her as a a Christian lady with a classy heart and a large family.  Even thought I am sure that you are exhausted, you will never be sorry for the loving care that you gave her.  You are in our prayers.  Warren and Rita Potter
From: Lynnea DowellJul 26 2018 4:32PM
Condolences and prayers to all of the family.
From: Craig W. MillerJul 26 2018 9:52PM
I am saddened to hear of Philomena's passing. Prayers and sympathy for the family.
From: Cassie RezacJul 27 2018 9:29AM
Deepest sympathies for your loss.  Praying for all of you at this time.  Derrick and Cassie Rezac, Alyssa, Christian, and David Lester
From: Vicki McGinnisJul 27 2018 7:00PM
Bobbie and all of the Lester family,
  I am so very sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: JOE and MARIA HENDERSON Jul 27 2018 9:12PM
We are sorry for your loss. Prayers to all your family.
From: Sandra Nolan RayJul 29 2018 7:44AM
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and the family.
From: Mike & Claudia BimaJul 29 2018 8:38AM
To Phil’s family, you are all in our prayers??
We always admired Phil for her Spirit and independence.
You all were blessed to have her all this time.
Now she is at Peace.
May God Bless Phil and all her Family!
From: Mike HindsJul 29 2018 1:02PM
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Philomena . We grew up in the same neighborhood and played with the Lester children. We send our prayers to the Lester family.
From: MaryLou BellessAug 1 2018 1:47PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you--MaryLou and boys---John--Wayne abd Kirk
From: Mildred AndersonAug 1 2018 2:30PM
So sorry  Lost touch after we moved away from Lewistown.  Remember her sewing for the baton twirlers Lewistown Higfh School  With our daughter, Stephanie
From: Shirley IrwinAug 21 2018 3:54PM
Just wanted to offer my sympathy to all the family. So very hard to lose a parent or any family member for that matter. Hoping you have lots and lots of good memories to sustain you. My thoughts and prayers go with you all.

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