Elise Lillian (Jester) Meadows
of Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX


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Elise Lillian Jester was born on Nov 15, 1908 to Judge Charles Lee Jester (1871-1942) and Belle (Fish) Jester (1879-1953).  She was the grand daughter of Charles Wesley Jester (1841-1909) and M. Eliza (Rakestraw) Jester (1849-1922).  She was the great grand daughter of Levi Jester (1818-1851) and Diadema (McKinney) Jester (1820-1885)




Elise Jester Meadows, a kind and gracious lady, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000. She was born the first of three daughters to Charles Lee and Arabella Jester in Corsicana on Nov. 15, 1908. She graduated from Corsicana High School, attended Ward Belmont College in Tennessee, Sweetbriar College in Virginia and graduated with a major in English from the University of Texas at Austin. While at the university she was selected a Bluebonnet Belle and was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.

On Oct. 30, 1935, she and Claude William Meadows Jr. were married. They then made their home in San Angelo. Elise was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as an elder and a longtime Sunday school teacher. Her civic activities included volunteer service with the Angelo Community Hospital Auxiliary and service on the boards of directors of the Concho Valley Girl Scouts, the Handicapped Children's Center, Planned Parenthood and Fairmount Cemetery. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; her parents; and her two sisters, Sarah Jester Rust and and Arabella Jester Miner.

She is survived by her three children and their families, Lisa Meadows DiLeo of San Angelo, her children, Elise Judd of Dallas, the Rev. David Judd and wife, Carol Ann, and their daughter, Abbey Elizabeth, of Winter Park, Fla., and Claude Judd and his wife, Amy, and their daughter, Sarah Leigh, of Lewisville; Susan Meadows Pfluger and her husband, Robert, of San Angelo and her children, Claire Cowden of Lubbock and James Cowden of Austin; and son, Claude W. Meadows III of Marbridge Ranch, Manchaca.

Elise was a loving and thoughtful friend and a gracious hostess. She enjoyed traveling and partaking of all things beautiful, music, drama, art and nature. Her chief delight was her involvement with people, all of whom she considered friends.

Her family wishes to thank the staff of Meadow Creek Nursing Center for their care of Elise in her final months. They also express their appreciation for the years of assistance and friendship of Annie Bell Cook, Arlevia Palmer and M.T. Barnes.

The family requests that those who wish to remember Elise with a memorial, send a gift to a favorite charity.

A memorial service for Elise will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the First Presbyterian Church officiated by the Rev. Tracey Davenport. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

Judge Mike Brown
Probate Docket

Elise Jester Meadows, who died Jan. 27, will filed by Susan Meadows Pfluger and Lisa Meadows Dileo.



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