LaDonna Dale Kesner, 80, of Stratford passed from this life on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, November 8, 2018 in First Baptist Church, 702 N. 3rd Street, Stratford, Texas with Ron Whitt, pastor and her nephew, Kevin Burrow officiating. Burial will be held at 3:00 pm in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia, Texas. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Road.
LaDonna was born on August 15, 1938 in Tulia, Texas to Roy L and Neoma C. Burrow. She grew up in Tulia where she graduated from Tulia High School. Following graduation, LaDonna attended West Texas State University where she met the love of her life. She married Manuel Kesner in Tulia on March 11, 1961. Manuel and LaDonna taught school in Kermit following their wedding. Later, they moved to Borger, Texas where she was a math teacher at Central Elementary School until she retired in 2000. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Borger for 38 years until she and her husband moved to Amarillo in 2005 where she attended Paramount Baptist Church. In the summer of 2017, she and Manuel moved to Stratford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, John Burrow.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Manual Kesner; son, Andy Kesner; daughter, Cindy Seward and husband, Clint; brother, Scott Burrow and wife, Zane; sister, Roberta McNeese and husband, Ron; sisters in law, Robbin Burrow and Norma Gazzaway, grandchildren, Craig Kesner, Neca Kesner, Amy Kesner Driver and husband Steven, Tyler Seward and wife, Heather, Jacie Seward and Remie Seward; great grandchildren, Jaylin Driver and Jazmin Driver; and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank HIllside Heights Nursing Home in Amarillo, Tx. and Coldwater Manor in Stratford, Tx. for their loving care of LaDonna.
They family would also request that memorials be made to: The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, your local education foundation, or Coldwater Manor in Stratford, Tx.
Viewing will be held from noon until 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel.