Lester R. Ally
November 23, 1934 ‒ February 07, 2016
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