Jeannie D. Lester

March 24, 2024

Jeannie D. Lester

Jeannie D. Lester, a beloved resident of Newton, Iowa, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2024, at her home surrounded by the love of her husband. In accordance with her wishes, no formal services will be held.

Born on August 2, 1948, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa, Jeannie was the cherished daughter of Robert E. and Irene (Biehl) Colyn. She graduated from Monroe Senior High School with the class of 1966. Jeannie shared 24 years of unwavering love and commitment with he soulmate, Darrell W. Lester, who she married on February 17, 2011.

Throughout her life, Jeannie remained a dedicated member of her community. She spent 20 years of her career at Newton Manufacturing Company, where she retired as a respected mail clerk. However, Jeannie’s true passion lay in her devotion to her family, friends, and her feline companions.

Jeannie had a special affinity for cats, and her home was always filled with their love and presence. Alongside her love for her furry friends, she found joy in reading, collecting Precious Moments figurines, and, of course, cat figurines. Her gentle and warm-hearted nature endeared her to all who knew her, leaving a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to cross her path.

Jeannie will be deeply missed by her beloved husband, Darrell, and her many dear friends whose lives she touched with her kindness and generosity.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irene Colyn, and her sister, Mary Colyn. While she may have left this world, her memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a local animal shelter or rescue organization in Jeannie’s honor, reflecting her deep love and compassion for animals. Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.