OBITUARY

Dorothy Louise (Raines) Kestner

July 6, 1926January 6, 2021

Dorothy Louise (Raines) Kestner, 94, of Waynesboro passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Augusta Health.

Born July 6, 1926 in Richmond, VA she was the daughter of the late John Raines and Florence (Shifflett) Raines.

Prior to retirement, Dorothy was employed at Roses Department Store where she worked as a sales clerk. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Emory Homer Kestner, Sr.; and 12 siblings.

Survivors include her four children, Emory Homer “Denny” Kestner, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Faber, VA, Jerry Kester of Crimora, Larry Kestner and wife, Dawn of Stuarts Draft, and Pam Kestner of Waynesboro; grandchildren, Andrew Kestner, Heather Folk, Michael Kestner, Brandi Thompson, Ryan Leonard, Jason Leonard, Michael Leonard, Kayln Mays, Melissa Andrews, Luke Hensley, and Sarah Whitley; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Road, Waynesboro with Pastor Roscoe Harris. All who plan to attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Due to COVID-19, facemasks and social distancing will be required.

There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Augusta Health Foundation, C/O Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.

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

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her parents, John Raines and Florence (Shifflett) Raines;her husband of 43 years, Emory Homer Kestner, Sr.; and 12 siblings.


    Survivors include her four children, Emory Homer “Denny” Kestner, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Faber, VA, Jerry Kester of Crimora, Larry Kestner and wife, Dawn of Stuarts Draft, and Pam Kestner of Waynesboro; grandchildren, Andrew Kestner, Heather Folk, Michael Kestner, Brandi Thompson, Ryan Leonard, Jason Leonard, Michael Leonard, Kayln Mays, Melissa Andrews, Luke Hensley, and Sarah Whitley; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Augusta Health Foundation, C/O Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

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Charles Hall

January 20, 2021

So sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy. Just saw Jerry the other week when he came by to see my brother Kenneth and he was telling me about him mom. I remember Dorothy as one of the kindest persons I have ever known . She will be missed by many but she is back with Uncle Emory now.

Linda Bunnell

January 14, 2021

Aunt Dot was one of my favorite aunts! She was always so sweet and kind. Never got mad. But was she a competitive game player?! Card games, board games, you name it! We always spent some part of my times visiting playing games. Those were my favorite times with her. She was also very thoughtful. Until just a couple of years ago, she never missed sending me a birthday card! I will miss you, Aunt Dot!

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