Nester,Lillian G.

Lillian G. Nester, 103,formerly of Wyomissing Hills,.passed away Friday,February 3rd at Park Creek Place,N. Wales,Montgomery County,where she lived since May 2016. She was loved by staff and residents and was referred to as their “Angel” because she was always smiling and waving.

Lillian was born in Bernville.on July 23, 1913, a daughter of the late Lizzie (Klapp) and Charles Koenig.

She was the widow of Russell S. Nester. They were married in November of 1944. He passed away August 2,1976.
Lillian was a member of the former St. Thomas UCC,,Reading,where she was active in the Choir Mother’s Guild.

She was employed as a full fashion hosiery topper at Berkshire Knitting Mill for a number of years. She initially was a beautician.
Lillian loved her entire family and they loved her deeply. She also loved gardening and she was an avid sewer and reader,especially the Bible. Her faith in God was paramount her entire life and she instilled this in her daughters.
She loved animals and all family pets especially, “Gracie”,her cat.
Lillian was fiercely independent and strong and lived on her own,after her husband’s death, until she was 97.
Lillian is survived by
two daughters, Karen N. Elko, of Lansdale and
Donna M. Nester, of Wernersville.
She is also survived by 2 grandsons;Jeffrey R. and Gregory L. Elko both of Chicago and several nieces and nephews.
Pre-deceased by 2 brothers,Wayne and Earl Koenig and sister,Helen Kunkle.
Services are private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookdale Hospice 995 Old Eagle Rd. Suite 315 Wayne, Pa. 19087 or Animal Rescue League 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro,Pa. 19508 or Charity of Your Choice.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading,is in charge of arrangements.
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  1. Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. What a wonderful attitude she carried all thru her long life.
    We remember fondly your visits to our family’s farm in Kempton. Shirley,Fern,Sandra & Janet are hanging in there thru our senior years. We hope you are well and doing the same.
    Thinking of you.
    Fondly the Nester sisters. Shirley Rabert, Fern Ney, Sandra Schappell and Janet Albright

  2. Stacie – I am so sorry for your loss. What a remarkable long life that touched you and so many others. I am saddened that she was a widow for 40 years, but she managed to maintain her positive spirit and connections nevertheless. A worthy role model for us all!

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