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June 20, 2018

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Robert W. Hester, 87, Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home
Robert W. Hester
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Robert W. Hester

Robert W. Hester, 87 was the father of 10

Robert W. Hester, 87, of Columbus died at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Keepsake Village in Columbus.

A Mass of Christian burial was conducted Saturday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus with Father James Brockmeier officiating. Burial was at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus was entrusted with arrangements.

Mr. Hester retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1987 after 32 years of service.

Survivors include his children, Michelle (William Litzy) and Shawn (Shannon) Eder and Eric Hester, all of Columbus, Melissa (Charles) Davis of Westfield, Bernard Eder of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Marci (David) Weber of Edinburgh, Dennis, David (Lynette), Robert, and William (Judy) Hester, all of Florida, and Gail (Marty) McCoy of Indianapolis; 29 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hester was born April 4, 1931, in North Vernon, the son of Edward and Gertrude Schuck Hester. He later married Donna F. Meisberger in September of 1979.

Mr. Hester was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters; three brothers; and grandson, B.J. Harkless.

Memorial contributions to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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