Nancy L. Lester

Feb 3 1946
Jun 20 2020
74 Years

Nancy Louise Lester, 74, of Parkesburg, passed away on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of the late Fred L. Lester, who passed away in 2005 after they had shared 40 years of marriage.  

Born in Coatesville, Nancy was the daughter of the late Chester M. and Zelma L. Stoner Ranck.  


She was a 1964 graduate of Scott High School in Coatesville.


Nancy loved to keep up on current events and would pursue the Daily Local News at the Parkesburg Turkey Hill or Hershey's Farm Market.  She was an avid sports fan and followed the Philly and Penn State sports teams and NASCAR.


Nancy will be remembered for her outgoing personality and her love of family, friends, and neighbors.  Thanks to her kindness, counsel, humor, warm-hearted, quick-witted demeanor that drew many people to her, she will be missed by the entire community.


She is survived by her two children, Wendy M. Farra of Rising Sun, MD, and Bryan Lester, husband of Shannon, of Cochranville, four grandchildren, Shawn Gill, Douglas Lester, husband of Kristen, Adriana Lester, and Ayden Lester; two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Elena Lester; and her brother Gerald Ranck, husband of Linda, of Pomeroy.    


Nancy was predeceased by her husband and two siblings, Chester "Chet" Ranck and Marsha Parker.  


Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service that will be held on Monday, June 29th at 11:00 AM at Upper Octorara Cemetery of Parkesburg, with pastor Sam Masteller officiating.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA  19365, to help defray the cost of the funeral.


Arrangments have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Jun 29 2020 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Upper Octorara Cemetery- Parkesburg, PA 19365


Bryan, Shannon and family,

I am saddened to see that Nancy passed away. She was so much fun to be around. I met her at the library when Adriana was two years old. I became friends with Nancy and Katie with Adriana.  She was one of the  moms that gave good advice to us younger moms. She was a staight shooter.  Everytime  we would see eachother she would  ask about my vegetable garden and vice versa.

Lifting everyone up in prayer that knew Nancy.

Love, Kim 


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My wife Marsha loved her big sister Nancy. They would spend hours talking on the phone or at the kitchen table with a big glass of iced tea. Summertime picnics were always lively and Nancy’s potato salad was the best. She was always upbeat and that laugh of hers was contagious.  I’m sure Marsha was waiting on the other side for her. Like so many others I will miss you Nancy. You will never be forgotten. 

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Gerry and Linda-

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister (sister-in-law).  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Love-  Lisa Wilde

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My deepest sympathy goes out to the Ranck and Lester families.  Nancy and I both grew up in Pomeroy and spent alot of time together.  We were always at the Pomeroy dances and what fun we had with Marsha Moyer,  Bonnie Wilson and the Baxter sisters.  May your many memories of Nancy, get you through this most difficult time.


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I was so sorry to read Nancy had passed.  I had not seen her for many years.  Nancy and Fred used to go to VFW dances and Nancy was the one who could jitterbug faster than anyone else., it used to be fun to watch her.  Nancy I will always remember you when I hear "wipe out", no one could do it like you.  RIP

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Jerry, Wendy, Bryan and Douglas

Nancy was a truly good friend and lady. Sending prayers to each and everyone of you.

Chuckie, Patty and Kadeem


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