Miranda "Shorty"-Kesterson-Obituary

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Miranda "Shorty" Lynn Kesterson

Franklin, West Virginia

Oct 18, 1969 – Jul 27, 2021 (Age 51)


October 18, 1969
July 27, 2021
Franklin, West Virginia


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Basagic Funeral Home - Franklin Obituary

Miranda Lynn “Shorty” Kesterson, age 51, of Franklin, WV, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at her home. She was born on October 18, 1969, in Buckingham, VA, the daughter of the late Inez Belle (Henderson) Cash and the late Jim John Cash, Sr. On December 9, 2000, Shorty married Joseph R. Kesterson, who survives in Franklin.


Shorty was a graduate of Turner Ashby High School and had worked for the US Postal Service in Franklin, WV as a Mail Carrier and at Pilgrim's Pride in Moorefield, WV. Her passion was spending time with her family.


In addition to her husband, Shorty is survived by: 2 daughters, Cassandra Melody Bobo (Justin) of Franklin, WV, Sophia Marie Wayne (Mac) of Jane Lew, WV; 2 sons, J.J. Bocephus Bennett (Sarah) of Hollis Center, ME, Christopher Jesse “CJ” Bennett of Bruceton Mills, WV; 2 step sons, Joseph C. Kesterson (Amanda) of Franklin, WV, Marshall Gray Brooks of Franklin, WV; a sister, Sherry Hammonds (John Jr.) of Ballard, WV; a brother-in-law, Ronald Pine of Franklin, WV; 3 grandchildren, Brayden, Liam, and Baby Wayne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: 3 brothers, Christopher Robert Williams, Arnold Ray Williams, Jim John Cash, Jr.; and a sister, Zaneta Ray Wiliams.


In honoring Shorty's wishes, her body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021, 5-7 PM at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, WV. Memorials may be made in Shorty's memory to the family, c/o Basagic Funeral Home, POB 215, Franklin, WV 26807. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.



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My sympathies to you. It has been a long while, but I sure enjoyed Shorty in the Relay for Life days. We had a lot of laughs doing a lot of hard work. God bless your memories.

A Sister in law that will be missed.

Deepest sympathizes, you are in our prayers ❤ Love Lena, Cody & Colby Bailes

Shorty you was like a sister to me and I wish we could have been able to spend more time together! You are loved and missed! To the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Sorry for your loss Cassie, thought and prayers for you and your family

Joe and family, May God bless you and wrap you in his loving, comforting presence. Rest eternal grant Shorty, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon her.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. So sorry. She was a great woman.

Prayers for the family.

Miss ya love ya from the Florida family