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Clarabelle M. Lester

Clarabelle passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born October 11, 1936 in Pioneer Township in Missaukee, the daughter of Orlay and Viola (Gallihugh) Walling. Clarabelle worked at Parker Hannifin until her retirement in 2001. She enjoyed planting flowers, going for walks, shopping, going out to eat and most of all loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her daughters, Karen (Gordon) Helms, Lori (Norm) Post and Sue (Ed) Richard and grandchildren; Randy, Jenny, Tiffany, Varsal, Michael, Brenda, Chelsea and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Robert Lewis and Fritz Lester; son, Mike Lewis; sisters, Lavona Ingersally, June Walling and Hilda Ebert along with her brothers, Orman, George, Julius, Ward and Billie Walling.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Hillside Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Clarabelle may be made to the

American Diabetes Association


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Dave and Joan De Young

December 23, 2020 at 10:25 am

Dear Jim, Jo Ann and Family we’re so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing, we really enjoyed visiting with her during our time at Peace. We’re sending our prayers and sympathy to all your family.


Nicole Knowlton

December 23, 2020 at 2:44 pm

We all loved her ,our maple st will never be the sameI can’t bear to look across the street ,I’m so sorry I can’t imagine how you feel ❤️


Christina DeGrush

December 24, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Clare was a wonderful neighbor. She will be missed by us all. My condolences to her family. Thank you Clare for being a part of our lives. You will be greatly missed.


Sue Richard

December 25, 2020 at 3:43 am

Mom I miss you so but I am also in awe the many people’s lives you have touched. Forever in my heart. You daughter Sue.


Sherry Old Plank Road Restaurant

January 21, 2021 at 8:19 am

I am sad that we will not be seeing Clare anymore. She was a regular customer at our restaurant (Old Plank Road). We will all be thinking and talking about her when we re-open February 1. She was such a sweetheart and always looked so pretty. She loved to socialize with everyone. Your mom will surely be missed.


Tracy Walling Martin

February 20, 2021 at 10:25 pm

I am so sorry to see that Aunt Clary passed away. My condolences to all my cousins and their families.

Tracy Walling Martin


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