Carol Ann Lester
October 28, 1976 ‒ January 14, 2020
Carol Ann (Zarske) Lester, 43, of Delaware, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born October 28, 1976 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Steven & Bonnie (Hornback) Zarske. Carol graduated from Rock Island High School in 1994. Carol eventually made her way to Ohio, where she worked in customer service, for such places at AT&T, Verizon, Cato’s, a car dealership, and most recently Door Dash. She met the love of her life Christopher Lester through mutual friends they married on June 28, 2003, and were blessed with two children. Carol and Christopher have attended the Delaware City Vineyard Church for over 4 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 16 years Christopher Lester; children Nathan & Natalie Lester; mother Bonnie Zarske; sisters Tina Harris, Autumn (Scott) Moore, Stephanie Zarske; sisters in-law Stacie (Daniel) Scholl, Amy (Chris) Taylor; brother in-law Timothy Lester; the favorite aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Steven Zarske.
Carol never knew a stranger; a 10 minute grocery store trip could easily turn into hours, due to her friendly, outgoing personality. Carol enjoyed watching movies, whether it was dramas or horror movies, or the occasional comedy that was Christopher’s favorite. She also enjoyed listening to music, in her earlier years it was rap and R&B, but Christopher had her listening to country, and Christian Rock bands. She also enjoyed traveling, and going tent camping, but Carol also liked the girlier things in life, and enjoyed getting her nails done and showing off her new purses. She was passionate when it came to the Ohio State Buckeyes, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Reds, and the Chicago Cubs. Whatever Carol was doing though, she put her children and family first. Carol will be remembered as the vibrant, loveable, vocal, and sometimes stubborn individual that she was.
A Memorial Service celebrating Carol’s life will be held 6:00 pm Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards The Delaware City Vineyard “Feed Delaware” Campaign, 32 Troy Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
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