‘Bob’ Hester

Obituaries

February 25, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Robert Earl Hester, 85, of LaHarpe died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.
He was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Bowling Green, Ky., the son of Virgil E. and Maude (Butler) Hester. He grew up in Kentucky and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Aberta Strong and they made their home in Louisville, Ky. They later divorced.
On Sept. 2, 1976, he married Judy Johnson. They lived in California, Arizona and Kentucky before moving to Kansas. They lived in LaHarpe since 2004.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Bobby and his wife, Jadrian, Marysville; two daughters, Bonnie Hester, Kentucky, and Melinda Enoch, Batesville, Ark.; two sisters, Kathryn Hester and Rosalie Hester, Louisville; and six grandchildren.
A brother, Forrest, sister, Ada, and a grandson, Aaron Hester, died earlier
He willed his body to the University of Kansas Department of Anatomy.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels of Iola is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences to the family may be left at iolafuneral.com.

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