Oley Esther Kernodle
Esther was the youngest of seven children. She is survived by her brother, Sidney Warren Kernodle, his wife Linnie Noblin Kernodle of Hampden-Sidney and numerous nieces and nephews across three generations. Special nephew, Carl Lee Kernodle, of Farmville, has been a pillar of devotion to her over the years.
Esther was a lifetime member at College Presbyterian Church at Hampden-Sydney, where she served as an elder for six years. She was a registered nurse and received her degree from The Ohio State University. She spent much of her life in home-health care service. The decades of devotion to her many family members at various times in their lives is Esther’s true legacy and testament to life. She touched so many.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to College Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 13, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943 or to the Heart of Virginia Free Clinic, P.O. Box 142, Farmville, VA 23901.