OBITUARY

Karen S. Kesner

July 15, 1958January 28, 2019
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Karen Sue Kesner, 60, of South Lynnhaven Drive, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at her residence.

She was born July 15, 1958 to the late J.B. and Betty Eilleen (Wasson) Embry.

Karen was a member of Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene in Stuarts Draft and a former employee of Sentara Health Care.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nola K. Embry.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Kesner; sons, Brian Kesner and Michael Kesner; daughter, Lauren Kesner; siblings, Jeff Embry, Brian Embry and Tim Embry; granddaughter, Kyalie Kesner. She also leaves an aunt to cherish her memory, Ramona Curtis.

Following cremation, a celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Good Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 2348 Tinkling Spring Road, Stuarts Draft, with Pastor Charles Perkins officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, 33 Archery Lane, Staunton, VA 24401.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nola K. Embry.

    Survivors include her husband, Paul Kesner; sons, Brian Kesner and Michael Kesner; daughter, Lauren Kesner; siblings, Jeff Embry, Brian Embry and Tim Embry; granddaughter, Kyalie Kesner. She also leaves an aunt to cherish her memory, Ramona Curtis.
  • DONATIONS

  • SPCA, 33 Archery Lane, Staunton, VA 24401

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Service Monday, February 4, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating
REMEMBERING

Karen S. Kesner

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Joan Chandler-Parr

February 13, 2019

Paul and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Karen's death. She had one of the sweetest voices when she sang. We had a lot of fun times travelling in the trio and at her family home in Stonington. She was our dress designer--and we had some pretty ones. May your memories of your time together bring you comfort in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Debbie Beaver

February 2, 2019

Paul and family,
Rodger and I were so sad to hear of Karen passing away. We loved her! She was such a kind, caring, and loving person. And oh what a voice! When she’d sing at church she’d have me in tears. Her ministry was singing! She sang the most beautiful songs that had such a great and inspiring message, and you knew from hearing her sing that she so loved her Lord! She is with her heavenly Father now and is singing most beautifully in his big choir! I thank God that our paths crossed and I got to know her. She made such an impact in my life, and I am looking forward to seeing her again in heaven! God bless you Paul, and I know your heart is broken! It was very obvious the love that you two shared and I know you will forever miss her! God’s arms are wrapped around you, lean into Him for peace and comfort.

Rodger and Debbie Beaver

Kathy Garmon

January 31, 2019

Karen, my best friend. I will love you and miss you until the day I take my last breath. There will never be a day that I won’t think of you my dear BFF!!!

You, my BFF , have left a wonderful legacy and family for all of us. You will never be forgotten, you live in all of our hearts!

THANK YOU for being my BFF!!!!!

I LOVE YOU 💜!

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