She was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and daughter of the late Edward and Veronica Lyden Coen. She was the widow of John Koester.
She is survived by a son, Robert Koester and wife Nancy of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Janice Koester of Australia and Lynne Koester-Anchisi and husband Francesco Anchisi of Columbus, and Milan, Italy; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Koester.
The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Petty Funeral Home, Landrum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green Gate Fund, 350 Vick Russell Lane, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
Petty Funeral Home and Crematory of Landrum is in charge of arrangements.
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