Mary Eversole Kesecker

January 16, 1935 - February 17, 2020
Mary Eversole Kesecker


Mary Eversole Kesecker,blessed with 85 years on earth, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday
February 17, 2020, after battling ALS with her family at her side.

Mary was born in Keyser, WV, and married the love of her life, Robert Kesecker, in 1954. They enjoyed
66 years of marriage, 3 children, 1 grandson and 1 stepgranddaughter, and 8 foster children. Mary had
the heart of a servant and of a mother, and served the Lord in many ways at many churches over the
years: nursery worker, Sunday School secretary, Sunday School teacher, and women’s ministries
worker, as well as volunteering at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio for several years and
delivering Meals on Wheels with her husband. Mary was a woman of great faith, and quiet strong
worship of her Lord.

Mary is survived by her husband, Robert, her 3 children: Sherry Gamble, Rob (Barb) Kesecker and Joni
(Bert) Faircloth, her grandson Randall Faircloth, her granddaughter Tiffany (Adam) Foley, her sisters
Nancy Dinger, Lois Ours, Mildred Nightengale and Alma Hall, her brothers Freddy Eversole and David
Eversole, many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Burley and Lucy (Barber) Eversole, brothers Joseph Eversole and Bobby Eversole and sisters Ruth Austin and Esther Eversole.

A Celebration of Mary’s life will be Friday February 21, 2020 at 1pm at the River at Wrightsville Avenue
Church of God, preceded by family visitation at the church at 12 noon. A graveside service will follow at
Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Liberty Hospice for the care and support that they have given to Mary and the family.

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  • February 17, 2020
    Sherry (Kesecker) Gamble says:
    Mom, you are simply the best. I will cherish & remember every moment we spent together, most recently at Christmas time and Feb. this year. I know you're having a grand reunion in heaven with all yours (Eversole) and the Kesecker family. Until we meet again, XOX Sherry

  • February 18, 2020
    Alma says:
    Mary was like a momma to me when I was a little girl. She remained a good friend to me over the years. I loved her dearly and will miss het

  • February 19, 2020
    Barbara Davis Kesecker says:
    I am Mary’s daughter-in-law. Mary welcomed me into her family with love. My mother had passed away just as I met Mary’s son Rob. Mary was like a second mother. I loved her dearly.

  • February 20, 2020
    Barbara Davis Kesecker lit a candle:
    Lit since February 20, 2020 at 2:55:06 AM

  • February 20, 2020
    Brian and Joyce Green says:
    I just wanted to give y’all our condolences on the lost of you’re mom you’re going to have be strong for your Dad at this time