Obituary – Kesner, Linda Jane (Zavodny)

Linda Jane (Zavodny) Kesner

Class of 1962

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Band ’59-’62; F.T.A. ’59-’62; F.T.A. Parliamentarian ’60-’61; Mu Alpha Theta ’60-’61; National Honor Society ’60-’62; Glee Club ’59-’60; Christmas Vespers ’59-’60; Spanish Assembly ’59-’60; English Assembly ’60-’61; Band Assembly ’59-’62; Junior Play ’60-’61.

Linda Jane (Zavodny) Kesner

October 4, 1944 – April 9, 2006

Linda (Zavodny) Kesner was born Oct. 4, 1944, to Joe J. and Katie K. (Mickish) Zavodny in Red Rock, OK.

She attended school in Perry, OK, graduating in 1962. She graduated from Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa, OK in 1964 and South Eastern State College, Durant, OK in 1966 with a degree in elementary education.

Linda married Kenneth L. “Bo” Kesner on August 6th, 1966. She taught school five years in Oklahoma, then retired to raising her family. Her hobbies were working in her yard and garden as well as sewing. Linda died at home on Sunday, April 9, 2006.

She was preceded in death by both parents, brother Jimmie Zavodny, and sister Lila Brand.

Survivors include her husband Kenneth Kesner and eight children: Liz Garrison and her husband Greg of Tulsa, OK; Matt Kesner and his wife Kaye of Cleveland, OK; Rachael Branch and her husband Curt of Bixby, OK; Mark Kesner and his wife Bonnie of Midwest City, OK; Luke Kesner and his wife Heather of Midwest City, OK; John Kesner of Edmond, OK; Kenny Kesner of Oklahoma City, OK; and Timothy Kesner of the home; 16 grandchildren: Katie, Jacob, Joshua, Peter and Paul Garrison; Kyle, Mattie, and Allie Kesner; Hannah, Sam, Caleb, Bekah, Abby, and J.D. Branch; Mara Beth and Noah Kesner; three brothers: Gene Zavodny and his wife Laural of Tulsa, OK; Ted Zavodny and his wife Esther of San Diego, California; David Zavodny and his wife Nancy of Perry, OK; and one sister: Cheryl Butler and her husband Doug of Fairfax, VA.

The celebration service of Linda’s life will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 13, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland, OK. Dr. Larry Wilson will officiate. Interment will be in the Sinnett Cemetery at Keystone under the direction of Cleveland Funeral Home.