Rev. Irvin Darnall officiated at the services. Burial followed in the Boren Cemetery in Trigg County.
Mrs. Lester died on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at 5:45 a.m., at her residence of natural causes.
Mrs. Lester was born on July 23, 1935, in Lafayette. She was the daughter of the late Robert Fred and Dollie Atkins Boren.
Mrs. Lester was retired as secretary from the Cabinet for Families and Children Community Based Services after 32 years of service; was a KY Colonel; and was a member of Linton United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Odell Boren; and two sisters, Betty Ann Hill and Mary Grace Boren.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, E.S. Lester of Cadiz; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jina Lester and Jason and Tina Lester, all of Cadiz; three sisters, Dorothy Jenkins, Louise Jessup, and Margie Boren, all of Greenville; two step brothers, J.W. Jones of Morganfield and Jim Jones of Central City; and two grandchildren, Morgan Lester and Dakota Littlejohn.
Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Lester, Jason Lester, Maurice Sweeney, Mike Sweeney, David Hill, Dwayne Hill, Stephen Boren, and Kenny Boren.
Honorary pallbearers were Anita and S.W. McNichols, Betty and Donald Boyd, Judy and Joe Bridges, Jean Cardinal, and Kerry Underhill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 101 West 18th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.