Carol Koester

Carol Koester, 82, of Brownstown, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Willowbrook Memory Care of Vandalia.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, at Liberty Christian Church in Brownstown with Jim Dann officiating. Burial followed at Liberty Cemetery. A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Liberty Christian Church and for one hour prior to service time. Memorials may be made to Liberty Cemetery Fund or the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home of Brownstown is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Carol Sue was born on Tuesday, April 28, 1936 in Fancher, rural Shelby County to Leo Wayne and Mary (Morrison) Compton. She married Howard Dale Koester on April 16, 1961 at the First Christian Church, Cowden. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of over 57 years of marriage, Howard Koester of Brownstown; daughters, Paula (Sorin) Ignat of Richton Park, Karen (Scott) Torbeck of St. Peter, and Amy (Timothy) Hoesli of Taylorville; brother, Richard (Regeana) Compton of Effingham; sisters, Barbara Beck and Shirley (Trent) Buchanan all of Cowden; sisters-in-law, Joy Compton of McClean and Phyllis Compton of Charleston; five grandchildren, Timothy (Amanda) Torbeck, Travis (Amanda) Torbeck, Erika (fiancé, Brian Smith) Ignat, and Cheyenne and Regan Hoesli; and great-grandson Jase Torbeck.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Rodney and Gene Compton; sister Nancy Compton; and brother-in-law Gary Beck.

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