Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

November 7, 2012

Hester Walker


Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM —     Hester L. Walker, 78, of Effingham, formerly of Decatur, passed away  Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

    Hester was born on Mach 5, 1934, in Decatur, the daughter of Harry R. and Sophia L. (Miller) OÕRiley. She worked as a medical transcriptionist. She married Kenneth O. Walker on April 27, 1973, in Effingham.

    Surviving are her husband, Ken; sons, Paul Lasco (Diane) of Dayton, Texas, Eugene Lasco (Cindy) of LaPorte, Ind., Mitchell Lasco of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother, Harry OÕRiley Jr. (Margaret) of Maroa; sister-in-law, Ruth OÕRiley of Columbus, Ga.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Paul Lasco Sr.; son, Kevin Kelly Lasco; brothers, Jerry OÕRiley and Lester Eugene OÕRiley; sisters, Doloris Bush, Edna Dorsey and Wilma ÒTootieÓ Deffenbaugh.

    Services celebrating HesterÕs life will be 11 a.m. Friday in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery and conclude with the ÒFlight HomeÓ ceremony. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left at www.moranandgoebel.com.