Lester Embrey of Kansas City, Mo. was born March 22, 1913, in Kennett and died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002. Mr. Embrey retired in 1984 from Lab Conco and had been a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Temple for many years. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Edith Embrey of the home in Kansas City; three daughters, Evelyn Clark of Peculiar, Carolyn DeCou of Layton, Utah, and Stella Star of Sunrise Beach; two sisters, Oniece Watkins of Bernie and Barbara Smith of Rolla; one brother, Ariel Embrey of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; nine grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City. A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at the chapel. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.