Hester (Lasco) Walker (78) of Effingham


Published on November 8 2012 6:56 am

Hester (Lasco) Walker, 78, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Decatur, died Monday, November 5, 2012 at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 9 at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 Monroe Street in Decatur. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery with "Flight Home" ceremony. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Send condolences to www.moranandgoebel.com.

Hester was born March 5, 1934 in Decatur, the daughter of Harry R. and Sophia L. (Miller) O'Riley. She worked as a medical transcriptionist. She married Kenneth O. Walker April 27, 1973 in Effingham.

Surviving are her husband, Ken; sons, Paul Lasco (wife Diane) of Dayton, Tex., Eugene Lasco (wife Cindy) of LaPorte, Ind., Mitchell Lasco of Honolulu, Hawaii; brother, Harry O'Riley Jr. (wife Margaret) of Maroa; sister-in-law, Ruth O'Riley of Columbus, Ga.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Paul Lasco Sr.; son, Kevin Kelly Lasco; brothers, Jerry O'Riley and Lester Eugene O'Riley; sisters, Doloris Bush, Edna Dorsey and Wilma "Tootie" Deffenbaugh.