Mrs. Marietta Mae (Bennett) Lester, age 88, of Hanover, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on July 22, 1930, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Clarence W. and Hazel Marie (Froman) Bennett. She was raised in Switzerland County where she attended the Florence School. Marietta was united in marriage on April 24, 1948, in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Edwin Leon Lester. This happy union was blessed with three sons, Charles, Denver and Roger. Marietta and Edwin shared 46 years of marriage together until he passed away on May 9, 1994. In 1966, Marietta was employed on the assembly line for Randall's Textron in Vevay, Indiana, retiring in 1991, after 25 years of service. She was a member of the East Enterprise United Methodist Church in East Enterprise, Indiana. Marietta resided all of her life in the Switzerland County community, until 2013 when she moved to the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana. Marietta enjoyed working word search puzzles, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and collecting Pillsbury Dough Boys. Marietta passed away at 9:40 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.
Marietta will be missed by her sons, Charles L. Lester and his wife, Janet of Greendale, IN, Denver L. Lester and his wife, Anna of Dawson, GA and Roger D. Lester and his wife, Debra of Madison, IN; her grandchildren, Shawn, Christina, Christopher Dale, Dallas and Kenneth; her great-grandchildren, Sabrina, Autumn, Noah, Hunter, Alex, Austin and Adeline; her brother, Gary L. Bennett of Bennington, IN and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence W. Bennett, died January 28, 1981 and Hazel Marie (Froman) Bennett, died May 11, 1931; her husband, Edwin Leon Lester, died May 9, 1994; her step-mother, Lena G. (Wells) Bennett, died June 10, 2005; her brothers, Gerald Bennett, Stanley H. Bennett, died October 24, 2000, William Copeland "Bill" Bennett, Sr. died April 25, 2008 and Dealton "Dee" Froman Bennett, died June 21, 2015.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Bobby O'Banion, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Response Unit or Thornton Terrace Health Campus. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
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