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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Ronald Lester

Ronald E. Lester

Thursday, August 12th, 1943 - Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Ronald Lester age 77 of Joplin, Missouri passed away Friday August 28, 2020 at his home following a decline in health.

He was born August 12, 1943 in Joplin, Missouri.

Ronald served his country in the United States Navy. After his service to his country he worked as a Firefighter for Joplin, Missouri and then was a steel cutter for Cardinal Scale Manufacturing. He was a member of Villa Heights Christian Church.

He married Billie Jean Kennedy on May 29, 1999 and she survives. Ronald is also survived by one brother Donald Lester and wife Patty; seven grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; one adopted son Jason Lester; two stepsons, Brian and Keith Kershaw and one stepdaughter, Rhonda Kershaw-Carver.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday September 2, 2020 at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary chapel with Ernie Friend officiating. Burial will follow at the Fidelity Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00-6:00 pm Tuesday at the mortuary.

The family request that all who attend to wear masks and practice social distance.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary
    Address
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    Address
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Fidleity Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Linda Turner

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So sorry for the loss of your husband. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Linda Turner
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