Patricia M. Kesner was a beloved wife, a dearly loved mother, and a cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. At age 84 on November 30, 2019, she passed peacefully from this world while surrounded by her family at home. She was born April 14, 1935, in Cleveland, Okla., to Frank and Vance Moore. She married her high school crush, Clarence R. Kesner, in 1954.
Patsy loved people and she was loved by her family as well as everyone she met. She was famous for sending thoughtful cards and gifts to friends and family inscribed with sentimental messages in her beautiful handwriting. Patsy enjoyed cooking and she kept an immaculate house along with running Rudy’s business and keeping him in line. She took pleasure in gardening, baking and playing bridge. Patsy loved collecting antiques and displaying beautiful things in her home, especially for holidays.
One of her favorite Bible verses was Ephesians 4:32, “and be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.” She lived that verse throughout her life.
Patsy was a dedicated and loving mother first and foremost. She said that her happiness was found in being a mom to her children. She treasured her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and was adored by them. Helping others was also a joy, taking friends to the grocery store or doctor appointments and volunteering at the Presbyterian Church, her kids’ schools, scouts and the Community hospital. Snuggling with the family Schnauzers also brought Patsy comfort and contentment.
Patsy is survived by her husband Clarence “Rudy” Kesner of Geneva, Ill.; son Craig Kesner of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter Krista Kesner Williams of Tulsa; son Keith Kesner and his wife Jenny of St. Charles, Ill.; granddaughter Patricia Iven and her husband Andrew; grandson Lee Kesner; great-grandchildren Mira and Ezra Iven; and brother Gary Moore and his wife Carol, of Cleveland, Okla. The extended Kesner family also loved Patsy and was blessed by her.
Services will be held at the Presbyterian Church. 310 East Delaware, Cleveland, Okla. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.