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Betty Jean Lester (Postin)

January 28, 1939 June 30, 2018
Betty Jean Lester (Postin)
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Obituary for Betty Jean Lester (Postin)

Betty Jean Lester (Postin)

Boonville, IN – Betty Jean Lester, 79, of Boonville, Indiana, joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven on June 30, 2018, at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN, in the presence of her family.

The last several years of Betty’s life were filled with time spent with her children and grandchildren, as well as her church family at The First Baptist Church in Boonville, IN. Betty dedicated much of her last three years providing a beautiful ministry service to people living in nursing homes in Boonville. Betty and her friends from The First Baptist Church would visit those “shut in” nursing homes, take them freshly baked pies, and share scripture and prayers with them.

Betty was born on January 28, 1939, in her family home/farm near Bone Gap, Illinois. Betty was one of three children born to Clarence Tarpley and Mary Emma Tarpley (Hinderliter). Betty’s older brother Junior Tarpley preceded her in death at an early age. Betty’s brother Bill Tarpley and his wife Karen currently live in West Salem, IL, near their original family farm.

Betty is survived by her three children: Shawn Clodfelter, Misty (O’Connor) Clodfelter, and Frank Postin. Betty has three grandchildren that loved her dearly: Shawna Clodfelter (Shawn’s daughter), and Makenzie and Corey O’Connor (Misty’s children). Betty is survived by her nephew Billy Tarpley (Son of the late Junior Tarpley); and her two nieces Holly (Blake) Tarpley and Denise Kramer (Daughter’s of Bill Tarpley).

A Memorial Celebration Service to honor Betty’s life will be held at The First Baptist Church in Boonville, Indiana, on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 4:00pm CST. (Church Address: 214 East Walnut Street, Boonville, IN 47601). A dinner for all family, friends, and guests will be provided by the church immediately after the service in the church within their Family Life Center dining room. Everyone is welcome to attend both the celebration service and the dinner to share memories and testimony of Betty’s wonderful life, and to meet Betty’s family and friends.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers or gifts, that monetary donations are made to The First Baptist Church for the “Betty Lester Nursing Home Ministry Fund.” This fund will allow the church to carry on Betty’s ministry and love of serving those living in the Boonville nursing homes.

Family and friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at On “Betty Lester’s Memorial Page.” To contact the family, please call Misty O’Connor at 814-823-3401, or email at

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memorial service




4:00 PM 7/21/2018 4:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

214 East Walnut Street
Boonville, IN 47601

First Baptist Church
214 East Walnut Street Boonville 47601 IN
United States

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Betty Lester Nursing Home Ministry Fund


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