Archive for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Obituary: Edna Jane Kesinger

February 15, 2006

Services for Edna Jane Kesinger, 87, Lansing, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Tonganoxie Friends Church. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Kesinger died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Midwest Home Place, Leavenworth. She was born May 9, 1918, in Fort Collins, Colo., the daughter of John E. and Fannie Mae (Godfrey) Holladay.

She was a homemaker who also worked for the Lansing school district.

She married Vernon J. Kesinger on March 13, 1938, in Topeka. He died in 1997. A son, Vernon Junior Kesinger, also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Edward L. Kesinger, Tong-anoxie, and Freddie R. Kesinger, Lansing; three daughters, LaVerna Jane Harper, St. Joseph, Ill., LaVera Mae Aufdemberge, Leavenworth, and Brenda L. Wetzel, Leavenworth; two brothers, John Edward Holladay and Leonard Holladay, both of Lawrence; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. The family suggests memorial contributions to the church or to the American Diabetes Association, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.

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