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Saturday November 2nd, 2019
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Saturday November 2nd, 2019

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Jean A. Kestermont

Kestermont – Jean A., 72, Elton, went to be with the Lord on October 30, 2019 at Conemaugh Memorial Center. Born on July 3, 1947 in Johnstown, daughter of Alva R. and Miriam V (Rundle) Berkey. Preceded in death by her parents, and son, Jasen. She is survived by her loving daughters, Vickie L. (Tony) Czyrnik, Johnstown, and Lisa M. (the late Mark) Skeens, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Danielle L. (Chung Yu) Li, Johnstown, Nick E. (Lindsey) Czyrnik, Blackstone, VA, Andy J. Czyrnik, Beaverdale, Marshall J. (Briana) Skeens, Kansas City, MO, and Ali M. Skeens, Columbia, MO; great grandchildren, Mason and Kingston; sister, Jane L. (the late Charles) Wolfhope, Elton; brother, Jim H. (Ya Chi) Berkey, Taipei, Taiwan, and several nieces and nephews. Jean was a graduate of Adams Summerhill High School. She was a member of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. Jean grew up on the Berkey Sunrise Farm, where she enjoyed raising animals, gardening and was active with the local 4-H. She and her sister, Jane both sang gospel music at various events and local churches. Jean enjoyed socializing and spending time with friends and family. She loved being active in church and spending time with grand and great grandchildren. At Jean’s request, there will be no public viewing. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Michael Christine officiating. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions be directed to Locust Grove Church of the Brethren Mission Commission, 1421 Clapboard Run Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904 in memory of Jean. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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Dear Lisa and Vicki,
My sincere sympathy to you of the passing of your precious mother Jean. I remember her, Jason, and you fondly. I was Jason and Lisa's third grade teacher. I remember a record I received from you of your mother and her sister singing. I remember the gentle spirit of all of you. Although heaven has welcomed a very precious person, hearts still feel the sorrow. May the Lord comfort you in the days ahead with His promise that you will see her again.
Mrs. Gail (Carney) Bowman

Gail Carney Bowman Nov 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jean Kestermont

Danielle Nov 7 2019 12:00 AM

Sending my sincere, deep sympathy to Jean's family. Fondly remembering her and Jane's beautiful music and had the pleasure of sharing in singing with them in the church choir, and many other happy memories at Maple Grove C.OB.

Patty Seese Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

Since we live in Derby, KS, we are grateful to Susie Moss for letting us know about Jean's passing. Her daughters, Vicki and Lisa and the rest of her family are in our prayers today as they celebrate her life and grieve her passing. We are confident that Jean had put her trust in the Lord Jesus as her Savior, which should give great hope and comfort to the family. Alan has fond memories as a child of the Berkey family gatherings at the Berkey farms.

Alan and Janet Brumbaugh Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM


love from Bob & Jenny

Expression of Sympathy Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on November 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM