After a valiant battle with cancer, Dolly (JoAnn Betty) Lester died on November 15, 2017, at her home in Zephyrhills, Florida, surrounded by the love of her husband and daughter.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, (December 2) at 2:30 p.m. at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, 301 E. Miller Street, Newark, N.Y. Dolly’s family will be receiving guests prior to the service at the church at 1:00 p.m.
Dolly was born on January 12, 1945, to the late Harold and Agnes Deuel. Dolly is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Gary A. Lester; daughter, Shelley Lester of Spencer N.Y.; son and daughter in law Darrin and Deborah Lester of Lyons, N.Y. Grandsons Jared (Danielle) Ward of Pultney, N.Y., Hayden Lester of Lyons, N.Y. and Elijah Weaver of Spencer, N.Y.; granddaughters Hannah Lester, Lyons N.Y. and Ella Lester of Lyons, N.Y. and great- granddaughter, Emily Jeanne Ward of Pultney, N.Y.
Dolly is also survived by her sisters Norma Blankenburg, Orange Park, Florida, Helen Russell, Zephyrhills Florida, and Sheri McCarty of Spencer, N.Y.; brother -in- law, Bruce (Pat) Lester, Oswego, N.Y.; sisters- in- law Patricia Fisher of Fremont, Michigan, Linda Tuffy of Lyons, N.Y. , Alice ( Armando) Crespo, Judy (Robert) Cook of Hudson Falls, N.Y. She was a loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Dolly was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Robert (Shirley) Deuel; and sister, Mary Deuel; as well as brother- in- laws Robert (Norma) Blankenburg, Hulon Lester, Rodney Lester, Mutt (Pat) Fisher, Richard (Linda) Tuffy. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.