Caroline's Story

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Caroline J. Kerstetter, 86, of McAlisterville, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Richfield Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center, Richfield.
She was born July 23, 1931, in Liverpool, Perry County, a daughter of the late John M. and Irene C. (Mitchell) Rapp. On May 9, 1953, she married her late husband, Bernard T. Kerstetter, with who she shared more than 60 years of marriage.

Caroline was a 1948 graduate of Greenwood High School and a member of the Richfield United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and helped with the Junior Church in her younger years.
She enjoyed bird watching, reading, knitting, crocheting, going to football games and watching Penn State on TV, cooking and baking for her family and friends, hunting, fishing, and camping with her family and friends. Caroline held most dear, the time spent with her grandchildren.
Caroline was a homemaker and was also employed as a secretary for the Pennsylvania State Police for five years.
She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 260 in Mifflintown, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the Mahantango Grange, and 7th Degree member of the PA State Grange.

She is survived by her children, Warren E. Kerstetter and his wife Cynthia, of Dauphin, Bradley W. Kerstetter and his wife Melissa, Catherine K. Sieber and her husband Kenneth, all of McAlisterville, Rebecca A. Powley and her husband Dennis, Sr., of Plains, Montana; four grandchildren, Kelly Kerstetter, Jon Kerstetter, Evan Kerstetter and Erin Kerstetter; three great- grandchildren, Rylie, Coltin and Aletheia.

Two brothers-in-law, Morris F. Kerstetter, Jr., and Glenn Kerstetter and his wife Hazel; one sister-in-law, Ruth E. Swartz and her husband Amos, preceded her in death.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Richfield United Methodist Church, Richfield, where the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Kenneth Brown officiating
Interment will follow in the Richfield Union Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations, in Caroline's memory may be made to the Richfield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 206, Richfield, PA 17086.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.
For online tributes and condolences, please visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.
Published on August 9, 2017
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