MOUNT VERNON — Barbara Jean Hester, 77, of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Country Court Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Barbara is survived by her best friend and guardian Judy Rotthoff of Howard and special friends, Cathy Guerin, Deb Kersman and Julie Tobin.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Nell Hester.

A graveside service will be held Monday, June 12, at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Barbara Jean Hester.

A special thank you is extended to the staff at Country Court Nursing Center and Goodwill Columbus (SAGE) for the exceptional care Barbara received.

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