Barbara Ann Lester

1942 - 2020


Barbara Ann Lester (nee: Smith), 78 years of age, and a resident of Elyria, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the home of her daughter Penny.

She was born June 12, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana.  Barbara moved to Lorain as a child and had made her home with her husband Kenneth until 1994.  They moved to Tennessee where they lived for twenty-six years before moving back to Elyria to be closer to family.  Barbara along with her...

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Love, Ted, Joyce, Sherri and Rhonda Lester

October 27, 2020 4:23 PM

Love you and praying for peace and comfort.
Love, Ted, Joyce, Sherri and Rhonda Lester


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Mr. and Mrs. David W. Lester

October 26, 2020 7:04 PM

Barb always had a kind word and smile for everyone
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Lester


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Dianna Smetzer

October 20, 2020 12:29 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Barb's passing.  I send my heartfelt condolences to the Lester family.  Barb was my neighbor on W 19th St., Lorain, Oh for many years.  I'll always remember her giggly laugh.  My sisters and I could always count on Barb lending us one of her encyclopedias, hey Barb, can we borrow the 'E' ? I remember the day Penny was born and the Lester's let Suzanne pick the name of her new sister, Penny (from the TV show lost in space).  I thought that was so neat!  RIP Barb.  
Dianna Garcia Smetzer

Darlene Bennett

October 22, 2020 8:31 AM

Dianna, I’m Barb’s sister & I didn’t know Sue picked Penny’s name! Thank you for sharing!

Darlene Bennett

October 20, 2020 8:55 AM

We will be united again,this isn’t goodbye just “see ya later,”  

Rachel Young

October 19, 2020 8:10 AM

My dear, sweet grandma ♥️
Until I can hug you again.
I pray that you find the rest, love, and peace that you deserved here on earth.
I loved you so much! You were the perfect picture of what a grandma should be in my eyes! I will always remember your biscuits and gravy as the best I ever have had! Every time I see a crossword puzzle I think of you! You were so funny honking at drivers at stop signs and backing up “just to make sure they saw you.” You took me to piggly wiggly’s and let me pick out meals that I loved to cook. You loved to get your beautiful Snow White hair curled. I loved your laughter! Why is it that grandma’s have the best laughs? I will never forget you. You are loved. Rest easy in God’s bosom my lovely and beautiful and sweet grandma.

Rachel Young, your granddaughter.

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