Hester Lucille Simmons Cosby, age 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at the Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Home after a short period of illness.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1929 to the late Anderson and Ocie (Harris) Simmons in Beaver, Ohio. She was the youngest of eight children. Hester was a graduate of Waverly High School and a member of the United Community Baptist Church, Limerick Road, Jackson County.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Douglas (Pete) Cosby; three sons: Roger (Martha) Cosby, Rusty (Maria) Cosby and Bo (Monalee) Cosby. She was blessed with four grandchildren: Robert (Katessa) Cosby; Jaclyn (Lance) Causey and Melanie (Cardell) Chambers; and Jalyn Cosby. She also leaves six great-grandchildren: Anitra, Alana and Brianna Causey; Kalis Cosby; Shai Chambers and Isaiah Cosby.
Hester was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings and one grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jorge Anido officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com