Cathy Lester

June 27, 1957 ‒ March 07, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Cathy D. Lester, of rural Galion, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born June 27, 1957 in Crestline and was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Garverick) Hoffman of Galion.

She was an amazing woman her generous heart filled our lives with love, fun, and encouragement. Family and friends were the most important things to her especially her grandchildren. She was a lover of many things. She loved all Gods creations from wildlife to sunsets. She enjoyed going to garage sales, photography, gardening, and collecting antiques.

Cathy is survived by her loving husband Michael whom she was with for more than 40 years. They married on July 16, 1976. In addition to her husband and mother, Cathy is survived by her children, Niki (Jimmy) McCoy and Michele (Travis) Tolar all of Galion; four grandchildren, Evan and Emma McCoy and Gavin and Gabriel Tolar; brothers Ronnie (Barb) Hoffman and Donnie Hoffman all of Galion; step-sister Buffy (Shannon) Pry of Florida; mother-in-law Margie Lester of Galion, several nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

The family will receive friends from 10 am to 12 noon, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, March 12, 2015, with Rev. Paul Walter officiating. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Cathy Lester, and condolences may be made to them at

  • God bless your family, get strengh from each other and the wonderful memories you share.

  • Cathy was in my class at Iberia/Northmor and was always a fun-loving, happy person who was kind to everyone. My sympathy to her family at this sad time.

  • So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I hope you can find comfort in the days ahead and cherish all the beautiful memories that Cathy has given all of you.

  • I have so many great memories of her love an family an friends. Never fogotten! til we meet again My prayers to you Mike an the girl’s an family.

  • Mike we are so sorry about Cathy. WE remember all the old times. We where with you the day you married. Cathy was such an awesome friend . we will catch up with you later…..

  • Mike, Niki, and Michelle,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Cathy was such a kind, loving person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mike & family, SO sorry learn of this sadness. Such a sweet & kind person. Grateful to have known her & spent time with her. Peace & strength to you all.

  • Mike, Niki, and Michelle,

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you! Niki and Michele, I am so sorry for your loss! My heart is heavy knowing the pain you both are experiencing right now! I pray God blesses each of you with strength,comfort, and peace! Xoxo

  • Mike, Niki, Michele, my heart, and prayers go out to you all.Ronnie and Barb and Donnie I’m so sorry for the loss of a wonderful sister. Sending all my love your way.There are so many special memories from my childhood and teen years that have my big sister in them. She took me under her wing from day one. She was a friend, confidant,a protector, and would even give me a good kick in the pants when I was being a stubborn, unruly teenager. I will cherish every moment I had w/ her and I’m sorry for every year I lost, I will miss her dearly. I love you all

  • Mr. Lester, Niki. Michele,
    My deepest condolences to u and your family in these hard times.

  • Mr. Lester, Niki, Michele,
    My deepest condolences to u and your family in these hard times.

  • Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting ur mother…or ur sister yet, but Michelle, ur a lovely sole and I have no doubt in my mind that u got that from ur parents!! My heart is heavy for u and ur family!! Prayers for you and your family and I hope u always know you have already made a spot with me n mine and forever u will be!!

  • My heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. I always looked up to Cathy as my beautiful, kind, older cousin.

  • I’m so sad to hear of Cathy’s passing. My condolences and prayers to all her loved ones. Cathy was a very special lady. As cousins, we spent a lot of our Sundays together hanging out at the farm laughing and goofing off. She was always so aweet and so much fun.

  • Prayers aren’t enough right, but I know she is happy now. Her and mom are reminiscing in heaven and we will see them again. You guys were always my second family. Lean on each other and take care of Mike. Love you all!

  • Mike, Niki, Michele
    I am truly sorry for your loss
    my heart and prayers go out to you all

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and deepest sympathy to the family. Jesse and Deb Scroggins

  • To you all:
    I was privileged to be able to care for such a lovely and sweet woman. My sincerest sympathies to you all. My heart goes out to you.
    Lisa Swain

  • Mike, Niki, and Michele,
    I am so sorry . I live in Florida now and just heard, I have nothing but wonderful memories of Cathy. We were friends since high school and worked at GE together. My heart goes out to all of you. My you all find strength in each other’s love. I do remember that all of you were her world.

  • I attended high school with Cathy, she was quiet, but lots of fun. I loved running in to her at garage sales, always seeking a treasure. Your family has been in my prayers, only God has answers, seek Him, He will give you strength. Carol (Whitney) Sickmiller

  • I went to school with Cathy. She was a beautiful person inside an out who will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family.