March 10, 1958 – September 26, 2019
Edwardsburg, MI- Kathy Lynn (Lester) Heller, 61, passed away in her home on Thursday, September 26, 2019, after a lengthy illness.
Born March 10, 1958 in Taswell, VA, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Shirley (Goodwin) Lester.
On September 3, 1994, Kathy married LeRoy Heller. He survives her. Also left to cherish her memory are: two children, Robin (Michael) Truman and Michael Hatfield, both of Elkhart; six siblings: Randy Lester of South Bend, Alva Glen Lester of NC, Beverly (Mike) Hodge of NC, Samuel (Cherie) Lester of Elkhart, Lisa (Ricky) Sanders of MD, and Nicholas Lester of NC; four grandchildren, Kirstin, Kody, Kane, and Kloe Truman; one great-grandson, Henry Tope; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kathy was an extremely talented artist both with painting and drawing. She was offered a job to do drawings for Walt Disney, but being such a devoted mother to her newborn baby girl, she passed up on the opportunity, and never looked back. She was also very gifted at crafts and gardening. But more than anything, she loved her family and had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Elkhart Church of God. She had a kind and generous heart and will be greatly missed by many.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with the funeral immediately following at 1:00 p.m., at the McGann Hay, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd. Burial will follow at Adamsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in her name, to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or to the Christian Appalachian Project, P.O. Box 55911, Lexington, KY 40555.