Marilynn Poole Kesterson

marilynn kesterson

January 21, 1933 ~ January 4, 2007

Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

Marilynn Poole Kesterson, 73, of Black Mountain, died Thursday, January 4, 2007, at Hospice Solace Center. A native of Virginia, Mrs. Kesterson was a daughter of the late Rev. Henry R. and Mary Howard Poole. Mrs. Kesterson worked as a high school librarian. She was a member of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Kesterson is survived by her husband, Jeff T. Kesterson; daughters, Lynn Kesterson-Townes and husband Stephen A., of Los Angeles, CA, Kim Trone and husband Lee, of Greensboro; sister, Margaret Thorpe, of Mechanicsburg, PA; brother, Henry Joe Poole, of Seattle, WA; and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Robert Ratchford and Kevin Frederick officiating. Her family will receive friends following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY, 10018.

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  1. Jeff and Family, We were distressed to hear about Marilyn. You came to the W. A. Church after we moved to Charlotte; however, we always enjoyed our visits when we returned. Then you moved to Thomasboro on the other side of Charlotte from us. We are never ready to lose our loved ones and only our Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the concern of caring friends comfort us. Please know we are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. We hope it helps to know that others do care. Zunita and Joe

  2. Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of Mrs. Kesterson. Our family has loved she and Jeff for as long as I can remember. She was a gentile lady and will be sadly missed even though we recognize she’s in a better place. Love, Sue B. Cox

  3. Marilynn was such a wonderful person and a great role model for the children at Candler School. Her talent as a librarian was unmatched and her ability to work with and please so many people is a
    tribute to her people skills. As her principal it was an honor to have had the opportunity to work with such a dedicated person.

  4. Our sincere sympathy and prayers at this difficult time; Marilyn was a favorite aunt and much loved by all family. Even though our presence was not possible, our thoughts are with you. Dr. John Kesterson, Martha Kesterson Coussement & Karen Kesterson Milani

  5. Jeff & family,
    Our prayers and thoughts are for each of you during this time. We thank God for your family, for the fellowship and love and service that you and Marilyn shared with us in our youth at West Asheville Presbyterian.
    Les Jones & Valerie Stewart Jones

  6. We were so sorry to hear of your loss–Martha and Sylvere ‘Cous’ Coussement

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