Jolina Stermer "Jerry" Klesa

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Klesa, Jolina Stermer


Age 90, of Horseheads, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Was born on August 7, 1923 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Charles and Marion (Bradt) Stermer. She is survived by her children, Linda (Richard) Turner and James J. Klesa; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Beth Frycek Klesa; sisters, Charlene Parrow and Esther (Tom) Margeit; brothers-in-law, George Frazer and Robert Rugaber. Predeceased by husband, Ford Klesa in 2006; son, Gary Klesa in 1999. Jerry was Regent of New York State D.A.R. She started and led the Golden Eagles 4-H Club. Jerry was a Home Demonstration Leader. She taught Sunday School and sang in the choir at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. She was a talented artist. After her children were raised she became a Real Estate Salesperson. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Guestbook may be signed in obituaries at Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in Star-Gazette from June 17 to June 19, 2014
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