Lee Alice Nester
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Lee Alice (Coria) Nester, 76, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Jan. 1, 2021, at NHC Knoxville. She was born in Salt Lake City, UT, to Norman and Marjorie Nester. She was raised in Urbana, IL, then moved to Columbia, MO, where she raised her family and worked as a surgical technician.
She is survived by son, John (Ann) Coria; twin sister, Ann (Butch) Pryor; brother, William (Ruthann) Nester; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Christina.
A private service will take place at a later date.
She was truly one of a kind and her strong character will be missed. Much appreciation goes out to the entire staff at NHC Knoxville for their love, care and compassion, and to special niece, Julie Pryor, for her dedication and honor. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Lee’s memory to NHC Knoxville, 809 Emerald Ave. NE, Knoxville, TN 37917.
Make a pot of coffee, put on your lipstick, and read a book. Rest well chickabee.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 5, 2021.
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January 5, 2021
Lee is a hard one to describe!!! She was so much fun to be around. We shared so many happy memories. Our trip to California to visit another old friend, our times at lake of the OZARKS, all our phone conversations. There will never be another Lee!! I loved her dearly. She was a wonderful friend and coworker. I will treasure all the memories we shared. RIP MY DEAR FRIEND!!!
Carol Terrell
January 5, 2021
Lee was a pleasure to care for. She was a beautiful soul, she was smart and witty. and she will be missed.
Marianne Oliveira
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