Jennie F. Lester, of Warren, Pa. died Thursday morning, March 14, 2013. She was born in Kushequa, McKean Co., a daughter of the late Giulio and Mary Seri Frattali. She was a resident of Warren since 1954. She was a graduate of Hamlin Township High School in McKean Co. and the former Westbrook Commercial Academy, Olean, NY. She began her secretarial career at J.H. Williams & Co., Buffalo, NY. After several years, she returned to her home town in Kushequa, Pa. and was a secretary in the offices of E. Kent Kane and Kane Industrial Gas. Upon her marriage, she and her husband moved to Harrisburg where she was a secretary in the offices of the American Oil Company. Upon moving to Warren in 1954, she was a legal secretary in the offices of Stewart and Swanson and later in the offices of Swanson, Bevevino and Millin, retiring in 1987. She later joined the offices of Whirley Industries as a personnel assistant, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conewango Valley Country Club, serving as board secretary for several years, a former member of the Warren Women’s Club and Warren Players Club.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald V. Lester, whom she married in St. Joseph’s Church in Mt. Jewett, McKean Co., on June 1, 1946, and a son, Gary R. Lester and his wife, Penny Sweetland Lester of Warren, Pa., 2 Sisters Rita Matter and her husband, Donald of Timonium, Md., Josephine Magnuson and her husband, Robert of Kane, Pa., a nephew, four nieces, two greatnieces and two greatnephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Melvina Chrisman and a nephew, Roger Chrisman.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, March 18, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Hale Cemetery, Akeley, Pa.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.