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Retha Lesher, 98, Royal Center, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello. Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late Austin and Pearl (Neher) Brubaker. On April 10, 1943, she married Dale E. Lesher. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1998.
She was a 1937 Royal Center High School graduate. Retha was a homemaker. She was a member of Baptist Christian Church and a former member of Boone Township Home-Ec Club and former member of Farmers Union.
She enjoyed playing cards, especially bid Euchre, gardening, bingo and traveling.
Survivors include her daughter, Marjean Shafer (Steve), Wheat Ridge, Colorado; and two grandchildren, Leah Jean Shafer and Ben Shafer.
She was also preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Howard Brubaker; and sister, Adaline Miller.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel, with Pastor Richard Utterback officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kistler Cemetery.
Please sign the online guestbook or leave condolence for the Lesher family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
Published on July 30, 2017
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