|Birth||16 JAN 18691||1|
|Death||26 JUL 19681||1|
George Edwin (Ed) Jester, 99, died at the Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Kansas City, July 26. Jester, son of Mary Elizabeth and Wm. M. Jester, was born January 16, 1869 near Versailles, in Morgan County.
The family moved to Bates County and later to Cass County where Jester was raised, attended country schools and learned to farm. He was a farmer as long as his health would permit.
He was married to Cora A. Hudson on July 10, 1890. They were the parents of a daughter, who died in infancy, and three sons. All preceded him in death, including the wife and mother, who passed away in 1927. Surviving relatives include a daughter-in-law who had cared for him in her home the last several years, Mrs. Pearl Jester of Harrisonville; eight grandchildren: Ralph of Martinez, Calif; George of Concord, Calif.; James of Oak Grove, MO; John of Lee’s Summit; Mrs. Mary Wiley of Leeton; Mrs. Katherine Wilson of Bonner Springs, Kans.; Mrs. Leona Wilcox of Kansas City; a number great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Uncle Ed, as he was known by nieces, nephews, old neighbors and friends, was the 1st of a large family. He was one of eight children who with the parents all preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted from the Runnenburger’s Funeral Home Monday afternoon, with Rev. Wesley Hampton officiating. Burial was in Orient Cemetery of Harrisonville, by the side of his wife.- The Cass County Democrat-Missourian, Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri, Friday August 2, 1968
|Birth||6 APR 18741||1|
|Death||17 MAR 19271||1|
Without warning, Mrs. Cora A. Jester was called to leave this world on the morning of Thursday,March 17, 1927, at the country home about six miles south east of Harrisonville. For about a month she had suffered from what she thought was a slight attack of “flu”. Neither she nor any member of the family gave the matter serious thought. However, she had consulted the family physician and was taking medicine to aid relief. Early Thursday morning she was heard struggling for breath and before the members of the family had time to secure outside aid she had breathed out her soul and passed on to another world. The sudden sorrow has drawn a tender sympathy from the entire community.
She was born near East Lynne, April 6, 1874, and before her marriage to Ed Jester, July 10, 1890,in Harrisonville, she was Miss Cora A. Hudson. The young couple established their home in the community where they have continued to live for almost thirty-seven years. To them were born five children--four sons and onedaughter. Of this number three sons are living, they are John E. Jester of Harrisonville, Clarence E. Jester of Walnut, Kans., and Charlie F. Jester of the home address. Besides her grief-stricken husband she is survived by two brothers and a sister, Ed M. Hudson and Silas C. Hudson, reside in Long Beach and Porterville, Calif., respectively, and the sister, Mrs. Millard Kerr, lives in Asbury, Mo. Other relatives are left behind and a large number of neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Jester will be remembered as a loyal, industrious home-builder, and a kindly, sympathetic,helpful woman of the community. She became a Christian when a young woman and united with the Christian Church in East Lynne.
Funeral services were held at the family residence Friday afternoon, March 18, at 2:30 o’clock,being in charge of the writer. The body was laid to rest in the family lot at the Orient cemetery, one mile east of Harrisonville. --George C. Monroe,Baptist Preacher. Harrisonville Study.
Card of Thanks. This brief message will express our sincere thanks to neighbors and friends for their sympathetic attitude and kindly behavior in the midst of the recent sorrow that overwhelmed us in the loss of our loved one.---Signed, Ed Jester and family.- Cass CountyDemocrat, Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri, Thursday March 24, 1927
|Children||First Name||Birth Dt||Death Dt||Birth Place||Spouses|
|1✟||10 JUN 1892||MO, Cass Co|
|2☹||12 JUN 1896||20 FEB 1963||MO, Cass Co||Pearl Margaret Williams|
|3||16 JUL 1899||15 MAR 1968||MO, Cass Co||Verdella Mabel Williams|
|4☯||26 SEP 1902||27 JUL 1955||MO, Cass Co, Harrisonville|