OBITUARY

Carmen Marie (Lester-Leibrand) Kohler

July 15, 1961May 27, 2013

Carmen Marie (Lester-Leibrand) Kohler, 51 of Baltimore, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on May 27, 2013. Born on July 15, 1961 to the late Ray and Betty (Foor) Lester in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Maryland with an Associate degree in German Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She worked for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Survived by her husband of 23 years Dieter Kohler, step-sons Michael, Mathew and Alex Kohler, siblings India Pilon, David Lester, Sherry Hardin, Teresa Hardesty and Greta Nadin and many nieces and nephews whom she loved greatly. Preceded in death by brother Gary Lester and sister Deborah Hanes. Friends may call at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, Pataskala on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6-8pm. Funeral service on Friday at the funeral home at 1pm with Pastor Tom Clark officiating. Burial to follow at Jersey Universalist Cemetery, Pataskala, Ohio. An online memorial will be located at www.kaubersammons.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2013
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June 7, 2013

Carmen was of much help to me when I came to the Department of State. She was easy to talk with...we enjoyed talking about TSP...we would compare notes. To her family: May you be comforted during this time.

Sharyn J.
(Washington, DC)

Alfreda Alexander

June 4, 2013

To Carmen's family,

Though I didn't work with Carmen very long, I came to know quickly that she had an infectious spirit. May your sweet memories of her help to take away the sadness of her not being here to talk, to laugh, to love with you. I pray eternal peace for you all.

Andrea Campbell

June 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will be missing Carmen greatly in the days ahead. Please take comfort in knowing that you were a special part of her life and remember her time with you with a smile. Although I'm sad with the thought of her passing, I remember the smiles we shared.

Denise Goode

June 3, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Eva Maldonado

June 1, 2013

Kind, sweet, smart, funny, depandable, easygoing,.... there are not enough words to describe Carmen. I am so very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in the thought that she is in a better place now.

Zorica Tomic

June 1, 2013

I share comfort in knowing Carmen is no longer suffering. I send thoughts of sympathy and support to you and Carmen's family as you begin your journey without dear Carmen.

Zorica.

Zorica Tomic

June 1, 2013

I share comfort in knowing Carmen is no longer suffering. I send thoughts of sympathy and support to you and Carmen's family as you begin your journey without dear Carmen

Zorica.

June 1, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Almighty God is near to those who is broken at heart.

Jamie Dennis

Eileen Kane

May 31, 2013

Carmen was such a kind person and greatto work with. I really appreciated her. She'll be missed here at the State Department. Deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you.

Julie Rose

May 31, 2013

I didnt know Carmen for very long, but she had been nothing but kind to me since my arrival at the Department of State in Washington, DC. As I was a new HR Specialist in the department, Carmen shared her HR knowledge and experience with me -- even when I didn't ask (I still smile at that). I am saddened that she is gone and my thoughts and prayers are with her family.