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EDMONTON – Dello Ray Jessee, 77, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, at Metcalfe Healthcare in Edmonton. Dello was born May 8, 1943, the son of the late Lonzo and Clara Gibson Jessee. Dello was a graduate of Metcalfe County High School and member of the Edmonton Baptist Church. Dello retired as Executive Vice President of Edmonton State Bank after 47 years of service. Dello was Past Master of the Edmonton Masonic Lodge No. 931 and Worthy Patron of the Edmonton Order of the Eastern Star No. 470.

On September 29, 1962, Dello married his soulmate of 58 years, Linda Vincent Jessee who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Donna Emberton and husband Kevin of Edmonton; a daughter in law, Melissa Jessee Turner of Marrowbone; five grandchildren, Alex (Ashley) Jessee of Glasgow, Allen (Tabitha) Jessee of Portland, TN, Maria (JR) White of Bowling Green, Whitney Estes (Luke) of Edmonton, and Sean Jessee of Marrowbone; and a step-grandson, Chris Emberton of Edmonton. Dello is survived by his sister, Norma (Wally) DeVore of Glasgow; and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Dello was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Jessee; a granddaughter, Tabitha Estes, and a step-granddaughter, Whitney Emberton.

Masonic Rites for Dello Jessee will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with the funeral service immediately following. Burial will be in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. A walk-through visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time Saturday. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Edmonton Baptist Church in Dello’s memory.

All who wish to honor and remember Dello in person at the visitation or service is required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Jessee. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at

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  1. Rose Meadows on December 24, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Linda and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Dell from my days when I worked at the bank. He was a kind person and I considered him my friend.

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