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Jo Lester

Jo Lester

Forrest Jo Lester, age 87, of Woodson, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at First Baptist Church in Woodson with Jeremy Smith and Pete Parker officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodson Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Morehart Mortuary.

Forrest Jo Rogers was born October 5, 1936, in Wink, Texas, to Ed Rogers and Eunice Henderson. She attended schools and graduated from Wink High School. On January 22, 1954, she married Edward Jackson Lester in Stephens County. The family moved to Houston and lived there until they made their home in Woodson in 1981. Jo was a member of the Church of God in Ranger for many years. She enjoyed reading, playing dominoes and collecting frogs.

Mrs. Lester was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Eunice Rogers; her husband, Edward Lester; seven sisters; six brothers; and one great-grandson, Stone Lester.

Mrs. Lester is survived by her six children, Lois Shahan and husband Harold, Shannon Shahan and husband David, Lynn Lester and wife Lisa, Henry Lester and wife Linda, Jackie Lester and wife Mamie, and Garry Lester; 25 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at


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