Lester R. Ally

November 23, 1934 ‒ February 07, 2016

Bellville, Ohio

Lester R. Ally went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, February 7, 2016 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 81.

He was born November 23, 1934 in Newville to parents Harvey and Helen (Scott) Ally. After he graduated from Butler High School with the class of 1952, he proudly served his country by joining the US Marines. During Lester’s 13 months in Korea he was honorably a part of “Operation Glory”, in which he aided in the exchange of the fallen soldiers from each country.

Lester later went on to work at the Steel Mill for 34 years until he retired in 1999. Most of his free time was spent doing his true passion, riding his motorcycle. He rode all over the country and totaled over 208,700 miles on his Goldwing. Lester was also a very proud member of the Alcoholics Anonymous groups locally for over 48 years. He attended meetings and volunteered until he was no longer able. But most of all, Lester cherished his time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and the memories that were created will never be forgotten.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Karol Ally of Bellville; children Tam Ally of Marion, Tim Ally, Todd Ally, Tom Ally, and Tonya Ally (Chet Walker) all of Bellville; grandchildren Kayla Kindt (Luke Goodman), Kimberly Kindt (Justin Hurrell), Terra (Jerry) Pohanka, Serra Ally, Tia Ally, and Seirra Wilson; 9 great grandchildren; brother Chuck Ally of Pahrump, NV, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by siblings Margret Palmer, Thelma McPherson, Betty Newell, Harvey Ally Jr., and George Ally.

A memorial gathering celebrating Lester’s Life will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. at the Bellville Butler Chapel Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road, Bellville.

Contributions in his memory to Jefferson Twp Bellville Fire Department or the Mansfield Intergroup to support local AA meetings may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Lester’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

    • John,
      On behalf of me and Mom and the rest of the family, I wanted to thank you for the kind words.

  • To the family of Lester R. Ally, please accept my condolences at this most difficult time. The Bible reveals that the dead will be brought back to life and reunited with
    their love ones. Jesus opened the way for mankind to be released from death through
    the Resurrection. John 5:28,29. Earthly Resurrection.

    • Ana,
      Thanks for thinking of me and Mom and the rest of the family after our loss.

      We appreciate each and every comment people made here and elsewhere,

  • To the family of Mr. Lester R. Ally, please accept my condolences at this most difficult time. The Bible reveals that the dead will be brought back to life and reunited with
    their love ones. Jesus opened the way for mankind to be released from death by
    means of the Resurrection. John 5:28,29

  • to Karol & family I am sadden to see Les”s passing on into the mansion not made with human hands grew up with him & his brothers on Elm st in butler we known as the west end boys. what memories I have of those days I will try my best to make it to the service Jim Thorne

    • Jim,
      Me and Mom want to thank you for the lovely memory as you really do not know how much you will miss a person until they are gone.


  • Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Les. He was like part of my family when I was growing up. Keeping you all in prayer. Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matt.5:4

    • Halene,
      We are just learning how many lives he touched by people that shared a memory of him or just knew him and loved him,


  • Lester helped more people in his travels through life than some preachers and politicians have claimed to have helped. Friends, co-workers and fellow AA’s all will miss Lester and his help.

    • Roger,
      Dad was so proud of helping others stay sober after he himself had been helped.

      I know he missed those times as he got older,

  • Love and prayers for your family. I am truly saddened to hear this news. Lester loved his family dearly. Now that he is God’s Angel, he will watch over his family and friends. Love to all.

    From Deanea & Jeff.

    • Deanea,
      We know he is one of God’s playful Angels as mom keeps finding the remote in her bed at times, as well as the TV turning on at the same time he passed and even found one of his inhalers out after she had them all put away.

  • Carol, and all the family,,, I am so sorry to hear of Les’s passing,,,, He was like another big brother to me, and was a big part of the Gleason family..There was always a dinner plate for him at the table, if he showed up.. He will be missed by many, and, I will always remember his orneryness and his smile…. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family…

    • Charlene,
      Me and mom know his orneriness all to well and appreciate your sharing your memories of him here,

  • Tonya,Chet and Family,We were sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless.
    Alice Walker,Bob&Mattie Walker,Janie & Tad Thornton Vicki & Vaughn Ford.

    • Janie,
      Thanks for thinking of our family in your thoughts and prayers as me and Mom appreciate it.

      I am Tonya’s brother by the way in case you did not know since I don’t go out much,

    • Jeff,
      Thanks for thinking of us and thank you for taking time to pay your respects as it was apppreciated,

  • To Karol and loved ones
    You may wonder who I am but I worked at Ann’s resturant in Butler
    when you and your husband came in and always played the jute box
    and song after song for you two
    Louise Palmer Lape was my best friend through the years
    May the Lord give you comfort and know that he is always with you
    Prayers for everyone Carol Darling Jeffries

    • Carol,
      Thanks for the wonderful memory you shared and we miss Larry and Louise as well.

      Dad is probably fishing with Larry up there when he is not playing pranks on Mom,