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Official Obituary of

Betty L. Nester

September 25, 1933 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Betty Nester Obituary

Betty L. Nester passed away on May 26 after a long battle with dementia. Born on September 25, 1933 in Mount Airy, NC to Laticia (Tishie) and Sam Cassell.

Betty retired from Newport News shipbuilding in 1998 after 11 years. Betty loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and was a member of First Friends Church in Hampton, Va. She loved her church friends and gave many hours volunteering for the church. 

Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Osborne (Red) Nester, infant daughter Vickie Leigh Nester, brother David Cassell, sisters, Dorothy Clifton and Imogene Cassell. She is survived by her three children,  Debbie Conway of Poquoson, Sam Nester (Mary Ellen) of Poquoson and Randy Nester of Newport News, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and brother, Bill Cassell. 

A special thank you to all the in-home nurses for special help and love with mom, especially Suzie and Amanda.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation and celebration 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Tuesday, May 31st at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home in Poquoson, Va. A graveside service on June 1 at 3:00 pm at Peninsula Memorial.

Family will gather at Betty’s home following service on June 1.

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May 31, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Claytor Rollins Funeral Home

Graveside Service
June 1, 2022

3:00 PM
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606


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