Edna J. Chester, 82, of South Roxana, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Christian Hospital Northeast.
Born May 20, 1933, in Raleigh, Ill., she was the daughter of Byford Franklin and Nellie Faye (Turner) Rapp.
Edna had been a store manager for Claire’s Boutique and Canarie and Elephant for 12 years before retiring in 1990.
She served as a Trustee for the Village of South Roxana for 10 years and was a past member of the South Roxana Dad’s Club Auxiliary.
On Aug. 20, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., she married Lowell Neil Chester. He died Aug. 1, 2005.
Surviving are three sons, Tim (Cindy) Chester of Wood River, Frank (Cindy) Chester of East Alton and Terry (Diane) Chester of South Roxana; three daughters, Gerry (Dennis) Droit of Bethalto, Nena (Ed) Collens of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Janelle (Randy) Crandell of Rosewood Heights; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janice (Ralph) Gustafson of Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Roxana Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Earl Gillett will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the church, where she had been a member.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.