Catherine Lester

    Catherine Lester, 60, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in a Murphy hospital.
    She was a native of Port Huron, Mich., but had been living in Cherokee County for the past 20 years. She retired as a hair stylist and was of the Catholic faith.
    She was the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Isabella Fodor Gibbard. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Gibbard.
    Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Thomas J. Lester; three sisters, Judy Gibbard of Port Huron, Mich., Mary Agnes Simonds of Algonac, Mich., and Margaret Palazzolo of Lincoln, Mich.
    No services are planned at this time.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Catherine Lester to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or www.cancer.org.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.