Lester E. Bever, 90, of McPherson, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, while in the company of family members, at Cedars House in McPherson.
Lester E. Bever, 90, of McPherson, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, while in the company of family members, at Cedars House in McPherson. Lester was born on March 4, 1922, in Cedar Vale, a son of the late Leona L. (Bell) and Lewis E. Bever. He graduated from Cedar Vale High School, Cedar Vale. He was a member of First Baptist Church McPherson. Lester was a farmer and later became a heavy equipment operator for N.C.R.A. He was united in marriage to Minerva E. Wood on Aug. 27, 1941, at Sedan. She died on May 29, 2006. Lester is survived by his daughter Carol (Darold) Bradford, of McPherson; his son Lloyd C. Bever, of Lewisville, Texas; his sister Alice Sinclair, of Cedar Vale; three grandchildren, Debra (Douglas) Johnson, Kevin (Kim) Bradford, Alissa (Phil) Carbone; four great-grandchildren, Lauren Bradford, Nathan, Alaina, and Janell Johnson; two step great-grandchildren, Ashley and Megan Dresher; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two brothers Ralph and Emery Bever Friends are invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, with family present from 5 p to 7 p.m. at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, with Pastor Les Cantrell officiating. Family request donations to McPherson Animal Shelter in McPherson and can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid Street; McPherson, KS 67460.