Obituaries

Marilyn J. Kesinger 1932 - 2007

Services for Marilyn J. Kesinger, 75, rural Ozawkie, were Friday, Dec. 21, at Way of the Cross Methodist Church in Ozawkie. Burial was in Ozawkie Cemetery.
Mrs. Kesinger died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at her home.
She was born June 19, 1932, in Valley Falls, the daughter of Harold E. and Grace Ferrell Scarlett. She graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1950. She moved from McLouth to Ozawkie, where she lived for 16 years.
Mrs. Kesinger worked as a billing clerk at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and retired in 1992 after 12 years of service. She served as an office manager for Rural Water District 10 and chairwoman for Sewer District 6, both in rural Ozawkie, since 1997. She was a member of Way of the Cross United Methodist Church in Ozawkie.
She married Donald L. Kesinger on Aug. 21, 1950, in Winchester. He died Nov. 13, 1997.
Survivors include four sons, Kent Kesinger, Baldwin City, Kevin and Michael Kesinger, both of Lawrence, and Merlin Kesinger, McLouth; four daughters, Gayla Petitt and Donnita Kesinger, both of Ozawkie, Carol Lohman, of Tonganoxie, and Kathryn "Katie" Barnes, Ozawkie; five brothers, Marlin Scarlett, Sabetha, Harlan Scarlett, Topeka, Everett Scarlett, Charleston, S.C., Gary Scarlett, Topeka, and John Scarlett, Wellsville; five sisters, Arlene Gier, Neola Risinger and Leota Bolz, all of Valley Falls, Anita Grahem, Meriden, and Helen Gibson, Rapid City, S.D.; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson.
The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.