October 18, 1925 - December 6, 2019
Lester Dalrymple, 94, a long time Connersville area resident, passed away December 6, 2019 in Connersville. He was born October 18, 1925 in Fayette County to Omer Lester & Ethel Georgia (Stevens) Dalrymple. Lester was a 1944 graduate of Orange High School. He was a Paratrooper in the US Army during WWII. He married Opal Reynolds on November 29, 1947 and she survives. Lester & Opal lived in New Palestine from 1950-1984 and then spent 10 years in Versailles before returning to Connersville in 1994. Lester worked as maintenance supervisor for 11 years at Castleton & Washington Square Malls. He retired after nearly 20 years with New York Central Railway Beech Grove shop where he worked many years as a Carman and retired as a supervisor. He was an active member of the Glenwood Christian Church for many years. Lester was a lifetime member of VFW #2999 in Indianapolis and American Legion Post #173 in Versailles. He was also a member of American Legion Posts in Indianapolis & Connersville. He played shortstop for the Linwood Square baseball team many years ago. In addition to his wife, Opal, of Connersville, he is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Michael) Cherry of Rushville, Karon (Woodrow) Clay of Metamora and Linda (Charles) Wilson of Brookville, 9 grandchildren and several great & great-great grandchildren survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Keith Lester, 5 brothers, a sister and a great granddaughter. Services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Rev. David Bonne presiding. Friends are welcome to visit the family from 4-8 PM Tuesday evening, December 10 at the mortuary. The Rush County Veteran's Honor Guard will provide military rites at the mortuary on Wednesday. Burial will take place at a later date in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Glenwood Christian Church-blessing box fund.
Lester Dalrymple, 94, a long time Connersville area resident, passed away December 6, 2019 in Connersville. He was born October 18, 1925 in Fayette County to Omer Lester & Ethel Georgia (Stevens) Dalrymple. Lester was a 1944 graduate of Orange... View Obituary & Service Information
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