Margaret Helen Kestner
Margaret Helen Kestner, age 80, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma. She was born on August 5, 1933, in Beckley, West Virginia, the daughter of Lester and Menetta (Lewis) Gill.
On December 27, 1951, Margaret married Roy M. Kestner in Beckley, West Virginia. They moved to the Lansing area in 1953 and then to the Six Lakes area in 1988. Roy preceded her in death on December 8, 1997. Margaret was a member of the Edmore Full Gospel Church.
Margaret’s hobbies included singing hymns, listening to Christian music, reading her Bible, being in church with her church family and spending time with her family.
Margaret is survived by one son, Albert Kestner of Six Lakes; a daughter, Virginia “Ginny” Cobb of Edmore; eight grandchildren: Candie (Cline) Haverstick, Daniel Luft, Spring Bissell, Arthur Kestner Jr., Ryan Kestner, Elizabeth Seeley, Shannon Kestner and Chelsie Kestner and fifteen great-grandchildren and Joni Brooks, her care giver for the last four years, whom the family would like to recognize and thank for the excellent care given to Margaret.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Menetta; her husband, Roy; three sons: Arthur, Robert and Kevin; daughter-in-law LuAnn Kestner; three brothers: David, Arthur and Mickey Gill; and one sister, Phyllis Gill.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Edmore Full Gospel Church, 302 East Gilson Street, with Pastor Susan O’Bryan officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m., also at the Edmore Full Gospel Church and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday (from 10 to 11 a.m.). Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Okemos.
Memorial contributions in Margaret’s name may be made payable to: Edmore Full Gospel Church.
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