Cora Ackerly Roesti

Published 1:37 pm Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cora Ackerly Roesti reunited with her parents, brother, Robert, and sister, Linda, in Heavenly Glory on Monday, April 25, 2016. She was born July 13, 1941, to Morton and Jeanie Ackerly. She enjoyed her studies, attending the Moody Bible Institute, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, earned a Master’s of Education in Reading from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

She married Dr. LeRoy P. Roesti Jr. on October 21, 1972. She is the mother to two daughters, Darlena Joy Roesti-Butler and Susanna Halliday, and cherished her sons-in-laws, Todd Butler and Jeff Halliday. She often expressed her prayer-filled love for her family, sisters, Jeanie (Bob) Bock, Grace (John) Zenobia, Marge Ackerly; brother-in-law, Bob Lincoln; her nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Fred and wife, Allison Kolb; the extended Halliday and Butler families; Shirley Decker, Elizabeth Thomas, relatives in Switzerland, and many others. Her four Halliday grandchildren, Isabelle Marie, Kenneth Edward IV, Troy Lee, and Cecelia Alanna, were the absolute joys of her life.

Her caring advice on finances and nutrition improved the health and well being of her friends and family. She celebrated Christ’s love through her work as a reading teacher, a skilled seamstress, a gardener, and a Grandma. Her life served as witness to those around her of the provision of God and the truth found in Scripture. Among Cora’s last words were, “There is so much to look forward to.”

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Visitation will be held at the Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, on Friday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at the Farmville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m. with an internment ceremony at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Farmville. A reception will follow at the church. Cards can be sent to: Lee Roesti, 200-A Poplar Forest Road, Farmville, VA 23901. The family encourages donations in Cora’s honor be made to the Farmville Presbyterian Church.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.