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Evelyn Gayle Lester
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Obituary for Evelyn Gayle Lester

Evelyn Gayle Lester, age 64, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, received her angel wings after a long battle with cancer on December 27, 2017, at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1953, in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of James and Freda (Linder) Burks.

Gayle worked in the food service department for the Mt. Vernon Middle School for many years. She loved to do crafts and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

On December 1, 1969, she married Bobby Joe Lester in Stotts City, Missouri. They celebrated 48 amazing years in marriage.

They were gifted with two children, Bobby Lester Jr. and his wife, Milissa, of Republic, Missouri and Tabetha Brown and her husband, Jason, of Mt. Vernon; She was a wonderful nanny to five grandsons, Jaron (Michelle) Lester of Columbia, Missouri, Brock (Tiffany) Lester of Mt. Vernon, Devin Brown of Mt. Vernon, Jansen McQuerter of Republic and Garrett Lester of Republic; one great-grandson, Brantley Lester of Mt. Vernon; three sisters, Carol (Steve) Maples of Verona, Pam Southards of Ozark, Missouri and Lena (Don) Lung of Miller; three brothers, Danny Burks, Jerry (Dawn) Burks and Ancil Wiehe all of Mt. Vernon and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, James and Freda and sister Cindy Burks preceded her in death.

Gayle was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all!!

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 2, 2017, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, in the funeral home chapel.

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home

510 E. Cherry St.
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Memorial Service




7:00 PM
Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home

510 E. Cherry St.
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Cemetery Details


Moore Cemetery

Moore Cemetery, Stotts City, MO.
Stotts City, Missouri 65756


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