Merle E. Nester, 80, Holloway, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Barnesville on July 16, 1938, a daughter of the late Alonzo E. and Susie Margaret Monahan Hickenbottom.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Carma Nester; two sisters, Mary Abel and Susie Gillotte; two brothers, Ed Hickenbottom, and A.E. (Sonny) Hickenbottom.

Surviving by her husband, Ralph Nester, three daughters, Deborah (Mark) Barto, Brenda (Bob) Wilson and Diane (Jeremy) Saffell; grandchildren, Amanda (Tom) Spano, Alaina Barto, Tracia (Brandon) Dunfee, Menda (Marvin) Wilson Anderson, Tristan Bruce and Linsey Saffell; great- grandchildren, Braylee and Trae Dunfee, Jayda and Jacoba Anderson; one sister, Helen Ann (Jim) Hanna; two brothers, Gary Hickenbottom and Brad (Jane) Hickenbottom; sister-in-law, Ruth Hickenbottom.

Friends will be received at Warren Funeral Home, Flushing, Tuesday, April 16. 2019 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor William Burris officiating.

Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.