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1974-07-19 
Clara M. Kesler, beloved wife of the late Homer O.; loving mother of Betty (Leonard) Krusinski; dear sister of Martin (Julia) Hodum; fond grandmother of three. Resting at the McKenzie Funeral Home, 15658 S. Cicero Av., Oak Forest, where services will be held Saturday, at 10 a.m. Interment Forest Home. Visitation Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Chicago Tribune

1973-07-19 
Jessie M. Kesler of Elk Grove Village, beloved wife of the late William; fond mother of Shirley [the late Stanley] Trudan; loving grandmother of Sharon [John] Moore and Steven Trudan. Visitation Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights, where services will be held Friday 1:30 p.m. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery.  - Chicago Tribune

1969-11-10 
Martha A. Kesler, Nov. 7, 1969, beloved wife of the late Frank J. Kesler; dear sister of Thomas and Edward O'Shaughnessy and the late George O'Shaughnessy and Mary Agnes Zeches. At Lain & Son Chapel 5501 N. Ashland avenue, after 4 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m., to St. Gregory church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Boniface's. - Chicago Tribune

1915-02-28 
Charlotte Nevin Kesler, widow of R. D. Kesler, Feb. 27, 8807 Alta Vista-terrace, beloved mother of Mrs. Minnie Davis, Mrs. Alice G. James, and E. W. Kesler. Services will be held in chapel, 810 N. Clark-st., Monday at 3 p.m. - Chicago Tribune

KESLER, Sherman Boyd, 80, of Roanoke, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Sherwood Memorial Park. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel.- Roanoke Times (VA)

KESLER, Clarinda Frantz, (Wee Wee), 90, of Roanoke, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. (Gene) Kesler, Sr.; and her brothers, Jacob Henry Frantz and E.N. (Pete) Frantz. Mrs. Kesler was a member of Raleigh Court United Methodist Church and was an avid bridge player. She was a longtime resident of the Raleigh Court Community and will be missed by all who knew her. Surviving are her sons, Robert E. Kesler, Jr. and wife, Michele, George G. Kesler and wife, Kathy; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Dan and W. Harry Crumpler; grandchildren, Robby Kesler, Danny Kesler, Katie Kesler and Robyn Kesler. Services will be at Oakey's South Chapel 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2003. The Rev. Roy P. White will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to Raleigh Court United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel (989-3131). - Roanoke Times (VA)
KESLER, Clarinda Ellen, 90, of Roanoke died Tuesday, April 1, 2003. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. - Roanoke Times (VA)

KESLER, Vera Crenshaw, born July 24, 1908, of Charlottesville, Va., died Friday, March 21, 2003. Daughter of Joseph Louick and Cora Davis Crenshaw, Vera was born in Elmore City, Okla. and grew up in Missouri. During World War II, she joined the American Red Cross and was stationed outside Cherbourg, France where she directed recreation programs for wounded servicemen. This job sent her to Red Cross clubs in the Philippines and China as well. Sparked with an interest in China, she accepted an assignment with the Agency for International Development (AID) in Nahking in 1948. She worked with the Economic Cooperation Administration. Communist takeovers forced her return to Washington, D.C. in 1950. There, she met and married Ben Kesler and accompanied him on his last military assignment to Nigeria. In Nigeria, she worked almost full-time as a volunteer for charitable causes. She and Ben retired to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in 1966 where they dedicated most of their time to the creation and development of the Botanical Gardens. Hurricane Hugo forced them back to the states in 1991 and they spent their remaining years at The Colonnades Retirement Community in Charlottesville. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Kesler. She is survived by one stepson, Ben Kesler, Jr. and his wife, Marge of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be no memorial service as she donated her body to science. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army in her name. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. - Roanoke Times (VA)

KESLER, Wallace Lee Jr., (Buddy), 45, of Salem, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003. He was predeceased by his father, Wallace Lee Kesler Sr.; and a brother, James Robert Kesler. Surviving family include his mother, Vivian Kesler; a brother and sister-in-law, Timmy and Nancy Kesler; a sister and brother-in-law, Detra and Virgil Ashe; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 27, 2003 and Friday, March 28, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. - Roanoke Times (VA)

R. Scott Kesler, born July 26, 1916 in Bridgeport, Oklahoma and passed away in the home, on March 24, 2003. Scott was a long time employee of Addressograph Multigraph Company. He is survived by Verletta, his wife of 62 years, and one son, Gary Kesler, one granddaughter, Pansy Kesler & one sister, Norma Jolley and husband Orval Jolley, nephew, Bob Nelson and niece, Linda Jolley Ward. Memorial Service at Chapel Hill Funeral Home on March 29, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. Donations may be made to Hospice of Oklahoma County. CHAPEL HILL FUNERAL HOME 8701 NW EXPWY 721-3182 - The Daily Oklahoman

Joan Kesler of Streamwood for 43 years 
Services for Joan Kesler (nee Lavine), will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, at Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg. Born Jan. 11, 1930, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at her home. Cremation will be private. Joan had worked for Poplar Creek Library with 25 years of service and was a member of the Elgin Local @#799 Moose Lodge. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John; children, Nancy (Jim) Marple of Hanover Park, Rick (Joan) of Roselle, Ken (Cathie) of Belvidere and Ray (Angie) of Round Lake Beach; grandchildren, Jon, Chris, Jamie, Josh, Michael, Brandon, Aaron, Kaitlyn and Lindsay; and sister, Barb (Phil) Goodman. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, One Hanover Park, 16633 N. Dallas Parkway Suite 600, Addison, TX 75001. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (630/847)289-8054.Joan Kesler of Streamwood for 43 years. 
Services for Joan Kesler (nee Lavine), will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, at Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg. Born Jan. 11, 1930, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at her home. Cremation will be private. Joan had worked for Poplar Creek Library with 25 years of service and was a member of the Elgin Local @#799 Moose Lodge. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John; children, Nancy (Jim) Marple of Hanover Park, Rick (Joan) of Roselle, Ken (Cathie) of Belvidere and Ray (Angie) of Round Lake Beach; grandchildren, Jon, Chris, Jamie, Josh, Michael, Brandon, Aaron, Kaitlyn and Lindsay; and sister, Barb (Phil) Goodman. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, One Hanover Park, 16633 N. Dallas Parkway Suite 600, Addison, TX 75001. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (630/847)289-8054.- Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) 

KESLER, BETTIE L.(nee Pettigrew), of St. Ann, MO, called peacefully to her eternal home on Thurs., Nov. 28, 2002, born Feb. 22, 1921 near Golden City, MO, she became a Christian as a teenager and graduated from Carthage (MO) high school in 1938; beloved wife of the late Peter P. Kesler whom she married in 1943; dear mother of Michael G., Jack E. and Patrick P. Kesler; dear sister of Jack E. Pettigrew; dear daughter of the late Cameron and Lois Pettigrew (nee Magoffin); dear grandmother of Bill, Geoffrey and Patrick M. Kesler, Bradley Donnell, Christine Neibarger, Susan Thurmond, Sara and David Kesler; dear great-grandmother and friend. In lieu of flowers, mom would have wanted everyone to just hug your loved ones and tell them that God loves you. Graveside service and interment Mon., Dec. 2, 10:00 a.m. at Valhalla Cemetery, 7600 St. Charles Rock Rd. COLLIER'S FUNERAL HOME SERVICE. - 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) 

Raymond Howard Kesler, 64, passed away suddenly October 17, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Ut. 
Born October 30, 1937, in Salt Lake City, to Lee Howard Kesler and Edith Nora Richardson. 
Raymond worked for 39 years as a custodian for the University of Utah, 25 of which were for the gymnastics team. He always enjoyed his association with the University of Utah gymnastics team. Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Salt Lake # 67. He had many friends who were C Biers, his call code was BLJ. He had many life long friends around town. 
Survived by his siblings, Richard E. "Dick", Grants Pass, OR, Jay (Mary Ann), Murray; Glen (Sandra), West Valley City; Camille Logins, Salt Lake City; David (Terry), Salt Lake City. and by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Virginia Lee Karnes. 
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 21, 2002, 12 noon, at the Colonial Memorial Mortuary, 2128 South State St., SLC. Friends may call Sunday, October 20, 2002 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Tooele City Cemetery. - 
Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 




Lula Faye George Kesler was born to Alma James and Lula Maude Warren George Feb 17, 1931 in Kanosh, UT and passed away May 31, 2002 at the age of 71 from natural causes surrounded by her family in the same home in which she was born. Faye married Calvin Thomas Kesler June 11, 1951 in the Manti LDS Temple and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2001. 
Faye was preceded in death by LaNila Kesler Robinson (Brian) and is survived by Pamela Kesler Robison (Lloyd) Meadow, UT; Kevin C. Kesler (Robyn Carling) Hyde Park, UT; Lloyd G. Kesler (Kathy Leach) Kanosh, UT; Travis James Kesler (Sara Probert) Kanosh, UT; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Faye was raised in Kanosh and graduated from Millard High School in 1949. She attended Southern Utah State College while she was in her 50's and graduated in 1984. She taught at Fillmore Elementary until she retired in 1993. Calvin and Faye made their home in the old Cove Fort, Utah, where they lived until their first four children were born. They then moved to Kanosh and lived in Faye's childhood home where they finished raising their first four children and then raised their final son along with two of their grandchildren Brandy and Colby Robinson after LaNila and Brian passed away. Faye was active in the LDS Church holding many positions and served her community in many ways. She will be remembered for the love and joy she provided to her family and friends.
Services will be in the Kanosh Ward Chapel Mon. June 3, 2002, 10 a.m. Friends may call Sun. 7-9 p.m., Olpin Mortuary, 55 W. 200 S, Fillmore, UT and Mon. 9-9:45 a.m. at the church in Kanosh. Interment, Kanosh Cemetery. Directors, Olpin Mortuary. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)


Maury Kesler, 85, born in Chicago and formerly of Evanston, IL, but late of Bradenton, FL, died May 27, 2002. Loving husband for 56 years of Judith, nee Kimmel; loving father of Neal (Mary Ann Peter) and Nancy (Ross) Marsala; beloved brother of Helen (Albert) Safirstein; and loving grandfather to Megan, Michael and Anna. He was a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago; a Lieutenant in the Army Air Force during WWII; a member of the North Side Veterans Club of Chicago, Lamda Chi Sigma, and the J.C.C. in Sarasota, FL. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2002 at Temple Beth Hillel, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL at 11 a.m. 847-256-1213 for more information. Donations to Wilson's Disease International, 4 Navaho Dr., Brookfield, CN 06801 or the American Parkinson Disease Assn., 2050 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview, IL 60025 would be appreciated. - Chicago Tribune

Jimmy Kesler
SILVERSTREET -Services for James W. "Jimmy" Kesler, 67, of 258 Trinity Church Road, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev David Templeton and the Rev. Robert McAuley. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 tonight at Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, and at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Kesler, 1970 Trinity Church Road, Newberry. Memorials may be made to the Silverstreet Fire Department, 3254 Island Ford Road, Silverstreet, SC 29145 or to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1167 Trinity Church Road, Newberry SC 29108.
Mr. Kesler, widower of Lynda Waldrop Kesler, died Friday, May 31, 2002 at his residence. Born in the Eutopia Section of Newberry County, he was a son of the late H. Adam and Dessie Kilgore Kesler. He was a U. S. Army veteran, a member and former trustee of Trinity United Methodist Church and part owner of Trinity Farms. He was a member of the Amity Masonic Lodge # 87, Newberry York Rite Bodies, Hejaz Shrine Temple and the Newberry County Shrine Club, the Newberry Moose Lodge, the Newberry and Saluda County Cattlemen Association, the American Jersey Cattlemen Association, the S.C. Jersey Cattle Club and the Silverstreet Young Farmer's Association. In 1993, he was recognized by the S.C. Jersey Cattlemen Association for the management of one of the top 10 herds in the nation. He had also been Chief of the Silverstreet Fire Department.
Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, J. Craig and Frieda S. Kesler of Newberry; brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Dave C. and Debbie Waldrop of Newberry; sister, Ann K. Senn of Newberry; five brothers, John Kesler, Jack Kesler, Ned Kesler, and Fred Kesler, all of Newberry, Joe Kesler of Prosperity; grandchildren, J. Barry Kesler and Melynda Kesler both of Newberry; stepgrandchildren, Danielle Stuck and Haley Stuck both of Newberry; Godchild, Whitney Waldrop of Newberry. He was predeceased by a sister, Millie K. Livingston and a brother, Jerry Kesler. - State, The (Columbia, SC) 


Tressie J. Clarke Kesler, 81, Morgantown, died May 25. She was a homemaker and a member of Unity Baptist Church, Brown County. Services: 10:30 a.m. May 29 in Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Morgantown, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28. Burial: Unity Church Cemetery, Brown County. She was the widow of Wilbur C. Kesler. Survivors: children Larry J., Ross E. Kesler, Janet Payson, Viva Ellen Krahn 12 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren. - 
Indianapolis Star, The (IN) May 26, 2002

KESLER, Charles Peter, 54, of Blacksburg, died Monday, May 20, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Blacksburg United Methodist Church, with visitation from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. A private interment will be held on Friday, May 24, 2002. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Mr. Kesler may make contributions to Good Samaritan Hospice, 125 Arrowhead Trail, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr., S.W., Blacksburg, 552-3211. - Roanoke Times (VA)

Lois (Kesler) Randall Goldthorpe, 91, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002.
Mrs. Goldthorpe is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Margaret Randall of Delaware, Ohio, and Charles and Sandra Randall of Phillipsburg, N.J.; grandchildren and spouses, Mark and Leslie Randall Dooley of Holliston, Mass., Larry and Trish Randall of Vancouver, Wash., and Kesler Randall of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Margaret and Ben Dooley; special sister-in-law, Juneadell Kesler; nieces and nephews, Barbara (Kesler) Thackeray, Mary Lou (Kesler) and Bill Buehrle, Donna (Kesler) and Loren Hazelwood, all of Akron, and Carla (Kesler) and Jim Curley, and Bill and Linda Kesler of Cuyahoga Falls; and various great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Randall; and brothers, Paul, Milford, and Carlos Kesler.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1250 W. Exchange St., Akron), Dr. Clifford Hayes and Rev. Cathy Pforr officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorial gifts may be made to Westminster Church or to Rockynol Retirement Community. (Dunn-Quigley Ciriello & Carr, 330-253-8121.) - Akron Beacon Journal (OH) 

WORCESTER -- Josef Kesler, 87, of 275 Pleasant St., a retired machinist, died Monday, Nov. 26, at St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, from injuries suffered after being struck by an car across from his home.   His wife, Bracha (Schnajer) Kesler, predeceased him. He leaves two daughters, Dorota Feinzeig of Worcester and Regina Kesler of Israel; and two grandchildren, David and Kara Feinzeig, both of Worcester. He was born in Poland, son of Abraham and Ryvka (Hamburgier) Kesler, and came to the 1970. He fought with the Soviet underground against the Nazi Army during World War II.   Mr. Kesler was a supermarket manager in Poland. In the U.S., he was a machinist for Guardian Industries, retiring many years ago.   The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Perlman Funeral Home, 1026 Main St., Memorial observance will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Yeshiva Achei Tmimim, 22 Newton Ave., Worcester, MA 01602. - 
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA)

Geraldine D. Kesler 1906-2001, 95, of Lafayette and formerly of Cromwell, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Home Hospital.   The Cromwell native retired from teaching in the Kimmell and Cromwell schools. She was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church, Ligonier Business & Professional Women's Association and a contributing writer for the Ligonier Leader. Surviving are a granddaughter, Kristyl Sloan of Lafayette; a grandson, Kerry Krieg of Lafayette; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and a daughter, Patricia Krieg. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cromwell United Methodist Church, Cromwell, with calling one hour before services. Burial will be at Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. Memorials are to the church.   Information provided by Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier, 1-219-894-3119. - News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) 

Ellen Tourssen Kesler, dearly beloved wife of the late A. Pratt Kesler died peacefully at home, October 25, 2001.   Born in Salt Lake City, Dec. 27, 1916 to Alfred E. and Wilhelmina Norman Tourssen. Ellen attended the University of Utah, where she affiliated with Pi Beta Phi Sorority. In addition to her devotion to family and friends, she was long active in community affairs having served as President of the Junior League of Salt Lake and on boards of the Utah Cancer Society, Utah Republican Women's Club, and the Utah Bar Auxiliary. Ellen was a member of the Town Club, Salt Lake Country Club, and the Alta Club. She was also an enthusiastic participant in the world of fashion and golf.   Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Kesler Bollow (John R.), her son, John T. Kesler (Colleen), and her grandchildren, John and Allison Kesler, and Eric and Russell Bollow. She was preceded in death by her brother, Norman A. Tourssen, and her sister, Shirly Tourssen Rich.   In spite of her many friends, Ellen requested no funeral or public service. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics or to the charity of your choice. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)

Dale G. Kesler, 73, of Roswell, N.M., a security guard, died Sept. 22 in Wheat Ridge. Memorial services were Wednesday at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel. There will be cremation.   He was born May 17, 1928, in Horse Creek, Wyo. On Feb. 17, 1956, he married Lillian M. Strobel in North Platte, Neb. He worked for Deep Rock for 20 years and at Leprino Foods for nine years. He also worked for Burns Security. His interests included history and camping.   He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Vickie Lowell, Thornton, and Susan Erb, Naples, Fla.; a sister, Jane Jeffers, Greeley; and a grandchild. - Denver Post, The (CO) October 1, 2001

Alice Ruth Kesler Yearsley entered her peaceful rest February 19, 2001 in Hayward, CA.
Born December 7, 1911 in Salt Lake City, UT. She was a resident of Salt Lake City for 83 years.    She is survived by her son, Mar-vin Kesler, Hay-ward, CA; five children through marriage, Arlene Kilpatrick, Alan Kesler, Gerald Kesler, Beth Yearsley, Maxine Davidson and their families; two grandsons, William Kesler, Joshua Blumenfeld; and two great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Serena Kesler. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Willard W. Kesler and Vern Yearsley.   Ruth was active in the VFW, the Silver Crest Club and various other groups. 
Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service 1 p.m. Sat. Sept 15, 2001, Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. She will be bur-ied in the Salt Lake City Cemetery following the memorial service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to the American Heart Assoc. and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3586, Salt Lake City. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)

PATRICIA KESLER, 49, Indianapolis, died July 16. She was a medical assistant five years at Camp Atterbury. Graveside services: 1 p.m. July 18 in New Crown Cemetery. Calling: noon to 1 p.m. July 18 in Flanner & Buchanan Morris Street Mortuary. Survivors: sons Joseph, Shawn, Fred Kesler sisters La Rea Kesler, Sandra Mitchell three grandchildren.- Indianapolis Star, The (IN)

Lulu Dale Wymer Kesler, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Feb. 27, 2001.   Funeral services TODAY, 11 a.m., at Church of the Master United Methodist, 800 E. Market St., Pastors Bruce Batchelor-Glader and Ronald Davis officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the memorial fund of the Church of the Master. (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Grant Street, 330-253-8121.) - Akron Beacon Journal (OH) 

Connie Ward Burt Kesler passed away in the arms of her loving husband, Glen, February 15, 2001.   Our dear Connie was born Nov 29, 1943 to Newell David and Celia Jane Thayne Ward in Salt Lake City, UT. She was a shining ray of light who brought joy and happiness to all that knew her. Her unconditional love and support for her friends and family will be missed. She was an accomplished musician using her talents in her ward and stake. She loved the gospel, her devoted husband, her two beautiful sons, and her grandchildren.   Survived by her husband, Glen; sons, Darin and Brandon Burt; stepdaughter, Scout; stepson, Tom; parents; grandchildren; sister, Dianne (Granger); brothers, David (JannaLee) and Clark (Stephanie).   Services will be held Tues. 12 noon at the Decker Lake LDS Ward, 2835 S. 2855 W, where friends may call, 10-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Directors, McDougal Funeral Home. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)

NINETY SIX - Private services for Gerald Hayes Kesler, 68, of 304 Marvin Road were conducted Friday morning. Blyth Funeral Home was in charge.   Mr. Kesler, husband of Addie Cromer Kesler, died Wednesday. Born in Newberry Co., he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and formerly owned and operated Kesler Construction Company. 
Surviving are wife of the home; son, Steve Kesler of Ninety Six; daughters, Judith K. Mutter of Ninety Six, Debbie Werts of Prosperity; three grandchildren. - State, The (Columbia, SC) 

Joseph Perkins Kesler, 86, passed away peacefully on Dec. 3, 2000, in Salt Lake City, Utah with his sweet-heart of over 60 years by his side.   He was born March 1, 1914 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada to Edgar and Emma Perkins Kesler, and was the youngest of nine children. The family returned to Utah when he was a young boy. Joseph attended Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah and later graduated from the University of Utah.   He married his eternal companion, Bonnie Catherine Adams, on June 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. In June, 1941, he graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oregon and as a Surgeon of the U.S. Public Health Service in San Francisco on July 20, 1942. He served his country with honor in World War II as a surgeon in the South Pacific.   In February, 1946, he was licensed as a physician by the state of Utah in medicine and surgery. After several years of private practice in Utah, his professional focus turned to public health. In June, 1957, he received his masters degree from Harvard University in Public Health. In December 1976, he was recognized for 20 years of service to the Utah Division of Health.   Joseph served as Utah State Director of Health Services and for years was the Director of the Children's Medical Center at the University of Utah.  Survived by his wife; a son, John (Anita), Irvine, CA; and daughters, Linda Adams Kesler, Holladay, UT; Mrs. Jane Charcofsky, Hilo, HI; Mrs. Catherine (Sean) Vanausdall, Ashland, OR; and three lovely grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at 12 noon, at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, where a viewing will be held one hour prior to services, and Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.  Interment in the Kaysville City Cemetery. - 
Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 

KESLER, Benjamin Robert, of Charlottesville, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000. Ben was born on November 15, 1911 in Eelamsville, Va. He received his Masters degree in History from the University of Virginia. Ben served in the Pacific during W.W.II as a Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy. He worked as an education officer in the Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Nigeria and Washington D.C. for the Agency for International Development. After his retirement in 1966, he and his wife Vera moved to St. Croix, USVI where they lived for 22 years. He enjoyed his favorite sports of spear fishing and ocean diving. He wrote extensively on the history of the St. George Village Botanical Gardens in St. Croix. Ben is survived by his beloved wife, Vera C. Kesler of Charlottesville; son, Ben Jr. and his wife, Marjorie of Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Richard Kesler of Pinehurst, N.C.; four granddaughters and one great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Reverend George Thomas Kesler Scholarship Fund, Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. 24088. A private graveside will be held in Roanoke, Va. Teague Funeral Service, Charlottesville, is in charge of arrangements. - Roanoke Times (VA)

Fred P. Kesler, passed away September 21, 2000, at the age of 87.
Dad was born October 23, 1912 to Janna Andrea F. Enholm, and Ambrose B. Kesler, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from LDS High School, where he was on the golf and swimming teams; he attended the University of Utah where he lettered in swimming as a freshman. Dad received his professional degree at Lincoln Chiropractic College, Indianapolis, Indiana, and provided chiropractic care, including "home calls," wherever he went for the rest of his life. It is notable that he never sent a bill to his patients.
He married Arlene Anchorstrand in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on August 16, 1934. Mother always said that she got the most eligible bachelor in Salt Lake City.
A devoted and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dad served two LDS missions, one to Germany in 1930-33 and one together with Mother to Austria in 1975. Dad remained fluent in the German language throughout his life, and he loved to converse with his German friends throughout the valley. He served in many church capacities through the years, but his favorite was teaching the Gospel Doctrine Class.
Dad knew how to play, and his interests were varied, as long as it was sports, especially golf. He was a member of Fort Douglas Hidden Valley Golf Club for over sixty years. Any day spent on the golf course was a good day--and on one of those days he had a hole in one. Dad was Utah State Doubles Handball champion for a number of years, and he had great natural athletic ability. He also loved ranches and horses, and fine automobiles; going for long drives around the Salt Lake Valley and canyons, and he never tired of McDonald's burgers.
Survived by his wife, Maralyn Holt Kesler; a sister, Melba Black; daughters, Bobbie Smith, Great Falls, Montana; Judie Ahrend (George) of Sandy; and son, Christopher S. Kesler, Midvale; grandchildren, Brian E. Smith (Lou), Scott K. Smith (Kathleen) and Christopher A. Smith (Tina); Timothy M. Ahrend (Joy), Stephanie A. Smith (Rick), Spencer Ahrend (Lisa), Matthew Ahrend and Elizabeth Irvine; Andrea Kesler, Frederick Z. Kesler and C. Jacob Kesler; 14 great-grandchildren; Josh Smith, Jake Smith, Ben Smith, Jeni Smith, Eric Smith, Tyler Smith, Candace Smith, Kaydee Smith, Nicholas Ahrend, Emilia Smith, Lily Smith, Isabelle Smith, Jonah Irvine and Olivia Irvine; and sister-in-law, Jean Foulger; as well as many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Arlene, his wife of sixty years; sister, Betty Crump; brother, Orson P. Kesler; a son-in-law, Ira W. Smith; and a son, Stephen F. Kesler.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 25, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.
It was a pleasure. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 







Arlene Anchorstrand Kesler, 80, passed away suddenly at a local hospital, Sunday, Oct. 2, 1994.   Born August 6, 1914, in Salt Lake to Victor O. and Lily Wonnacott Anchorstrand. Married Dr. Fred P. Kesler, August 16, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple. A lifelong faithful member of the LDS Church, she served as Relief Society President, ward and Primary organist. 
Survived by her husband of 60 years and children, Mrs. Ira Smith (Bobbie), Great Falls, Montana; Mrs. George Ahrend (Judie); son, Dr. Christopher S. Kesler (Kathi), both of Salt Lake; devoted grandaughters, Stephie, Lizzie and Andrea; sister, Jean Foulger; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Stephen F. Kesler. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 6, 12 noon at the Little Cottonwood 20th Ward, 6350 South Rodeo Lane (1540 East). Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday at the ward one hour prior to services. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.  - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 

August 14, 2000
Patrick L. Kesler, age 41, suddenly, of Rockford, IL, beloved husband of Teresa, nee Hamilton; loving father of Robert and Sheena Kesler; stepfather of Eric and Keith Griffin; dear son of Phillip (Lydia) and the late Beverly, nee Wiseman, Kesler; brother of Kelly (Tom) Dietrich and Cathy (Ken) Kornfeind; and stepbrother of Michael (Christy) Carter and Tod (Kay) Carter; grandson of Paul and Betty Kesler and Norma (Ray) Roberson. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Belvidere Funeral Home, 203 LoganAve.,Belvidere, IL. Interment Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5 to 9 p.m. Information 815-544-2121 - Chicago Tribune

July 27, 2000
Selma A. Kesler, 84, an elementary school teacher who taught in four public school systems in DuPage County, died Sunday, July 23, in her Warrenville home. Mrs. Kesler taught in Villa Park, Darien, Glen Ellyn and Bloomingdale schools for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Olney, Ill., Mrs. Kesler attended Eastern Illinois University and Wheaton College, and received a master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University. "There was nothing she didn't do," said her daughter VirginiaLee Metz. "She was a painter, played the piano and enjoyed decorating her home." Mrs. Kesler lived in Lombard for 40 years and is remembered for her optimism. "The grandchildren often say they want to grow up to be like her," Metz said. "She loved children and they loved her." Other survivors include another daughter, Joy Anne Achtipes; a son, Harley; six grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert and Bobby Colvin; and two sisters, Pauline Stealy and Betty Dunn. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m.Thursday in Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. - Chicago Tribune

KESLER, William Otho, (Bill), 95, a resident of Richfield Nursing Home in Salem, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Lewis Gale Hospital. Bill was born in Roanoke County on March 19, 1905, son of O. D. Kesler and Virginia H. Black. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Smith Kesler. Bill was employed by Norfolk & Western Railway from 1922 until 1969 when he retired as the Auditor of Disbursements. He was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and spent a substantial amount of time with his clock collection. He was also an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church. Surviving Mr. Kesler are his sister-in-law, Dorothy Warden; also of Richfield, his nephew, Bill Kesler of Charlotte, N.C.; his niece, Betty Jane Thomas of Richmond; and nieces, Suzanne W. Gardner, and Betty Jo Elliot, both of whom were raised by Mr. Kesler. The funeral will be conducted at Oakey's South Chapel on Friday, June 16, 2000, at 12 Noon, with the Rev. Thomas Clay officiating. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 554, Roanoke, Va. 24003-0554. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel. - Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

April 6, 2000
Mary Varner Kesler, a retired executive secretary at Communications Engineering Corp., died Tuesday of complications from leukemia at Memorial Medical Center. She was 74. Mrs. Kesler was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a former executive secretary at Universal Transcontinental Co. Survivors include her husband, Herbert C. Kesler; two sons, Dr. Glen J. and Mark A. Kesler Sr.; a daughter, Marcia K. Mangiaracina; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 9:45 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. - Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA)

February 18, 2000
Elizabeth "Betty" Kesler, a registered nurse, died Friday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 46. Mrs. Kesler was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past several years. Survivors include her husband, Randall J. Kesler; two sons, Jeffery Randall and John Mitchell Kesler; a daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Kesler; her parents, John William and Yolanda "Vickie" Mitchell, both of Hammond; and three sisters, Vonnie Burckel of Hammond, Susan Mitchell of Whitehall, Wis., and Ann Loggins of Metairie. A Mass will be said Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 835 Melody Drive, Metairie. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be private. United Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. - Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA)

Marguerite A. Kesler, 91, of Willshire, Ohio, a licensed practical nurse, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at Shane Hill Nursing Home in Rockford.    The Van Wert County native retired in 1972 from Decatur Industries. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church and its Women's Missionary Society and Friendship Village.   Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Ann Kesler of Rockford; a sister, Esther J. Kesler of Laurel, Ind.; and a granddaughter, Misti Kesler of Hollywood, Calif.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1988, a son, Gary A., three sisters and a brother.   Services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, Ind., with calling from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City, Ohio.   Information provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, 1-219-724-9164.- News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) 

Danielle M. Kesler
OGDEN-- Danielle Marie Kesler, beloved infant daughter of Ross and Maria Carolyn Quilla Kesler, was stillborn Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000 at Ogden Regional Medical Center.
Surviving are her parents and one brother, Jonathan Kesler, all of Ogden; her grandparents, Jean Kesler, Redding, Calif.; Jose Quilla, Manila, Philippines.
Funeral services will be held at the graveside on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)


LUCY ALICE KESLER
Her pain is gone, her suffering is over; she passed on May 24, 1990.
Lucy Alice Kesler was born October 26, 1919 in Salt Lake City to James V. and Ferrol Christine Lawrence Kesler. She lived in the Northwest and Alaska for several years and was a member of the Alaska Pioneers. Her two greatest loves were animals and music.
She is survived by a brother, James V. Kesler; a niece Christina who is on a mission to Norway; and many cousins. A special thanks to friends and also, Dr. George Van Komen who took care of Lucy for 18 years.
Funeral services on Tuesday, May 29th, at 12 noon, Salt Lake 32nd Ward, 351 Navajo Street (1340 West) where friends may call the hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork Cemetery under the direction of Larkin Mortuary.  - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT)



June 5, 1990 
Hazel Martin Kesler, age 75, of Salem, died Monday. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Frank A. (David) Kesler; one daughter, Charlotte Kesler Haymaker, Roanoke; one son, Frank Lee Kesler, Orlando, Fla.; four granddaughters, Debra Jones McKellar, Vinton; Janice Kesler Rishler and Jennifer Ann Kesler, both of Orlando, Fla.; Lori Kesler Moore, White, Pa.; one great-granddaughter, Katelin Danielle McKellar; and one nephew, Johnny W. Martin, Roanoke. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Salem with the Rev. Phillip Ayers. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery, Salem. Funeral arrangements by the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. - Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

Mr. Beverly D. Kesler, age 68, of Roanoke, died Monday, July 2, 1990 in a local hospital. Surviving are his wife, Charlie Kesler; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lynne Kesler; his mother, Caroline Kesler; one sister, Mrs. Juanita Conner; two brothers, George Kesler and Eugene Kesler, all of Roanoke. Funeral services will be at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 3:00 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Eugene Burris, officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton. Friends may call at Oakey's Vinton Chapel. - Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

Carrie Englekee Kesler, age 96, died Sunday in Stonewall Jackson Hospital. She was born in Midvale, Va., on June 27, 1894, a daughter of the late John and Mattie Ann Weeks Englekee. She was the widow of Reece Kesler and was the oldest member of Fairfield United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Missionary Union. Surviving are one foster daughter, Susie Ramsey, Raphine; several cousins, nieces and nephews; four foster grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. from the Fairfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Albert Schrader and the Rev. Rick Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.  - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

Mrs. Ivy Miller Hight Kesler, age 69, of Salem, died Sunday, September 9, 1990. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert H. Kesler; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy K. and Frank Hale Jr., Roanoke County; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Kate Bayse, Old Hickory, Tenn.; grandchildren, Frankie Hale, Robbie Hale, Daniel Bayse, Seeley Bayse; brothers and sister, Harry Hight of Radford, Margaret Ritter of Pulaski, James Hight of Roanoke; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Salem, with the Rev. R. Stuart Carlton officiating. Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. If friends wish to make memorials they may be made to the Salem Rescue Squad. - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

KESLER, VIRGINIA P. 
DAMASCUS, MD. - Mrs. Virginia Peters Kesler, age 82, died on Tuesday, October 9, 1990. She was born in Botetourt County and was the the beloved wife of the late Rev. A. Dean Kesler. She is the mother of Dr. A. Dean Kesler and Mary E. Kesler. She is the grandmother of Susan, Rebecca and Jennifer Kesler; sister of Mary Austin. The funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus, Md. Graveside services will be held at the Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Va. on Friday, October 12, at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St., Damascus, Md. 20872. Arrangements by Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, Damascus, Md. - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

Agnes Strand Kesler died October 25, 1990 after a long battle with cancer.
Born May 17, 1919 to Fredrick and Sophie Strand in Bingham Canyon. Married Herman Kesler Jan. 17, 1941, who preceded her in death May 24, 1989. Long time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Survived by son, Ron Kesler; daughter, Linda Kesler, both Salt Lake; grandsons, Sterling and Matthew Kesler, Vancouver, Washington; sister, Florence Visher, Midvale; nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all her neighbors and friends.
The family wants to thank all who cared for her during her sickness. Donations to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 29, 1990 at 10:00 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 South 700 East, Sandy. Friends may call Sunday 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 10600 South 1700 East and Monday at the Church one hour prior to the service. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 



JESSIE EDWARDS KESLER
Beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jessie Edwards Kesler, 89, passed away February 17, 1991 of causes incident to age.   She was born to John Edwards and Kate M. Edwards, December 26, 1902 in River Bend, Colorado. Member of the LDS Church. President of the Gold Star Mothers in 1977. She loved her family above all else and was an inspiration of love and kindness to all who knew her. She was an excellent cook and did beautiful hand sewing, dressmaking and oil painting.   Survivors: daughter, Mrs. John A. (Winifred) Garrigues, Salt Lake City; brother, George Edwards, Haxton, Colorado.; sisters, Mildred Johnson and Alice Wright, Denver, Colorado; Francis Meier and Wanda de Lorme, Detroit, Michigan; grandchildren, Gregory Done, Houston, Texas; Jeffrey Done, Suisun City, California; Mrs. David (Kathy) Simmons, Scott Done and Gary Done, Salt Lake City; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son, Elmer Edwards Kesler in 1946; and her husband, Elmer Ingram Kesler in 1980.   Funeral services will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Thursday, February 21st, 2 p.m., where friends may call Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m, and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 

April 11, 1991
Carol E. Kesler, age 90, of Roanoke, died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was a former employee of the Shenandoah Hospital. Mrs. Kesler was preceded in death by her husband, Beverly D. Kesler and a son, Beverly D. Kesler, Jr. Surviving are one daughter, Juanita Conner, Roanoke; two sons, Gene Kesler; George Kesler, both of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Danny Kesler; Steve Huffman; Gary Kesler; Mark Kesler; Dennis Kesler; Susan Robertson; four great-grandchildren. Services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Burris officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Oakey's Roanoke. - 
Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

June 17, 1991 
Minnie Amos Kesler, age 98, of 1002 Murray Avenue, S.E., passed away Saturday in a local nursing home. She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Kesler; son, Clyde E. Kesler; daughter, Christine (Mrs. Clay) Hodges; and two infant sons. Surviving are a son, William Bernard Kesler, Golden, Colo.; three daughters, Murrell K. (Mrs. Walter) Ferris, Goodview; Mildred K. Parker, Dorothy K. Graham, both of Roanoke; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with Dr. Thomas S. Cribb officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. Friends may call at Oakey's Roanoke. - 
Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

November 5, 1991
Helen Elizabeth Kesler, 74, of Akron died Sunday, after a long courageous battle with cancer.   She was born in Sharpsville, Pa., and had been an Akron area resident almost all of her life. She was employed at Co-Op Enterprises of Akron as a dairy manager and had been retired for 17 years. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Sicilian Society of St. Anthony's, Women's Auxiliary of VFW 3532, Cliff Hockley Post and Wolf Ledge A.C. Club. 
She is survived by son, Ken Kesler; daughter, Carol Rapant, both of Akron; brothers, Joe Shandor of Florida and Lewis Shandor of California grandchildren, Kim (Eric) Eberhardt of Akron, Julie Rapant of Akron, Michael Rapant of Arizona, Stephanie Rapant of Akron, Ken Kesler II of Akron; niece Mary Ann Grigas; great-nieces, Cindy Drotas and Amy Drotas, Angela Grigas and Jessica Grigas; and nephew, Nick Codrea. 
Funeral service will be Thursday, 9:30 a.m., at Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz 
Funeral Home, 95 W. WATERLOO RD., Fr. Jim Ragnoni officiating. Interment at 
Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 2 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of memorials, the family requests that donations be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice Service. - Akron Beacon Journal (OH) 




January 26, 1992
Elsie Spradlin Kesler (Grama), age 82, of Route 1, Hardy, passed away Friday. She was a member of Nineveh Union Baptist Church for 72 years and the widow of Judson H. Kesler. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby C. and Alzie Kesler, Jimmy H. and Nancy Kesler, all of Hardy; a sister, Mamie S. Morgan, Hardy; a special nephew, C. Edward Morgan; six grandchildren and spouses, Richard C. and Mala H. Kesler, Peggy K. and Alan Carr, Robert L. and Brenda L. Kesler, Linda K. and Allen D. Booth, Donald R. Kesler, David A. and Amanda S. Kesler; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Kesler, April Kesler, Brent Kesler, James Kesler, Brian Booth, Diana Booth. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 1992, from the Nineveh Union Baptist Church in Hardy. The Rev. Berkley Stevens and the Rev. Tim Dooley will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hardy First Aid Crew or the Hardy Fire Department in her memory. Friends may call at Lotz Vinton Chapel.  - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

March 17, 1992
Robert E. (Gene) Kesler, age 79, of Roanoke, died Sunday in a local hospital. Mr. Kesler was a World War II Veteran having participated in the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach, Normandy June 6, 1944. He was a retired employee of the N&W Railway, a member of Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, the Elks Club and Post #64 29th Infantry Division Association. Surviving are his wife, Clarinda Frantz Kesler; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert E. and Kathy Kesler of Westminster, Md.; George G. and Kathy Kesler of Roanoke; sister, Kathryn Kesler of Roanoke; brother, W. J. (Bill) Kesler of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Robby Kesler, Danny Kesler, Katie Kesler and Robyn Kesler. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Raleigh Court United Methodist Church. Services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel with Dr. Gregory L. Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's Roanoke.  - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

November 2, 1992
Mrs. Crocie Jane Kesler, age 56 of Roanoke, died Saturday. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte A. and Glenroy Oliver, Deborah J. and Rodney Hall, Catherine G. Ferris, Judy A. Bowles, Marie Lotto, her son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Nancy C. Kesler, her sister, Catherine F. Wright, her brother, Billy Layman, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, and the family will receive friends Monday at the Lotz Roanoke Chapel. - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

KESLER, Vernelia M. (Nanaw), 89, of OKC and formerly the Grand Lake area, died Feb. 16, 1993 at Bethany Village, after a lentghy illness. She was born in Kingman County, Ks. on Feb. 1, 1904 to Mary (Senko) and Henry Klein. OKC was her home until her retirement in 1963 when she moved to the Grand Lake area with her husband, Mark, who predeceased her in 1974. She then returned to OKC in 1977. She was blessed with one son, Bill, who predeceased her in 1973. Survivors include Norma Kesler Lawrence of OKC, her daughter-in-"Love" (as she always called her); granddaughter, Vicki Foree and her husband, Larry of OKC; grandson, Bill (Joe) Kesler and his wife of El Paso, Tx.; granddaughter, Diane Wooden of Yukon; 10 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and 10 great-great-great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Eulanda Walker of Edmond, Leona Glasgow and Dee Cox, both of Ca.; and many friends. She was a founding member of the 12th and Drexel Church of Christ. She was active in various flower clubs and taught china painting. She was employed by Red Rock Petro and Kesler Oil Co., where she took an active part in the business. Nanaw was an inspiration to all of her kids. She taught us all to love the outdoors, how to fish and hunt, have fun, and gave us beautiful memories and fun times at Grand Lake and the farm. She taught us the names of trees, birds, animals, flowers and all of nature's beautiful things, and most of all how to love. Nanaw was loved very much by her family and will be greatly missed by all of us. She has now gone to heaven to be with Tataw and Pop and we know sh e is happy. Memorials may be made to the Tipton Christian Home, Tipton, Ok. 73570. Graveside services 12 noon Friday, Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends who wish may call at the funeral home until 10 a.m. Friday. - Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK)

Ray Blackner Kesler, age 63, passed away February 25, 1993 in Beaver, Utah. 
He was born March 25, 1929 in Greenville, Utah to Delmer and Hazel Blackner Kesler. He married Afton Spainhower on February 28, 1948 in Milford, Utah and their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple. Ray was an active member of the LDS Church where he served in the bishopric of the Greenville Ward for 24 1/2 years, serving as bishop for 8 1/2 years of that time. He was an ordinance worker in the St. George LDS Temple. He loved his farm and was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Afton, Greenville; children, Stephan A. and Vicki Kesler, Rifle, Colorado; Rebecca and Tom Bartlett, Greenville; Roger A. and Mari Kesler, Jeffrey D. and Cindy Kesler and John R. and Jan Kesler, all of Beaver; Chris L. Kesler, Greenville and James R. Kesler, serving a mission in South Africa-Johannesburg Mission; 24 grandchildren; brother, Fred Kesler, Salt Lake; sisters, Loreen Olynyk, Salt Lake City; Mary Jane Demke, St. George; Kathleen Jones, Milford; Beatrice Leon, Las Vegas, Nevada; Patricia Roper, Murray; Ann Morley, Milford; Sharen Farnsworth, Wright, Wyoming and Kathy Ward, Taylorsville.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 1, 1993 at 11 a.m. in the Greenville Ward Chapel. Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olpin Mortuary in Beaver and Monday from 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Mortuary. -  Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 


William B. Kesler, 70, 811 Sixth Ave. N.W., Mandan, died March 20, 1993, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with burial in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan, with military rites by Mandan Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Visitation begins at 9 a.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 tonight, followed by a parish vigil at 8.  Mr. Kesler was born July 8, 1922, in Orrin, to William and Theresa (Zimmerman) Kesler. He was raised and educated in the Timmer area. He served in World War II and received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement. He married Priscilla Sehn June 10, 1948, at Bismarck. He worked as a truck driver for Hawk Transport, Northern Tank Line and Cenex before his retirement in 1985.  He was a member of Teamsters Local 123, Eagles, Moose, American Legion, Amvets and VFW. 
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bill and Clarice, Mandan, and Mike, Ardmore, Okla.; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Carol and Fred Farley, San Bernardino, Calif., Kathy and Scott Howe, Grand Forks, Connie and Don Barber, Tulsa, Okla., Debbie Thill, Mandan, and Brenda and Bob Bry, and Cheryl and Chris Ulmer, all of Bismarck; 13 grandchildren, Travis, Holly, Carrie, Bret, Wendy, Kelly, Chris, Brandon, Josh, Jake, Alec, Rachel and Russell; his mother, Theresa Seifert, Bismarck; two stepbrothers, Martin and Jack Ehli, both of Bismarck; two half-brothers, Richard Ehli, Missoula, Mont., and Phil Ehli, Bismarck; one sister, Mary Setzer, Florissant, Mo.; three half-sisters, Alice Davis, Chisago City, Minn., Barbara Emory, Eugene, Ore., and Isabel Babel, Bismarck; and two stepsisters, Rose Weibel, Oak Harbor, Wash., and Betty Fredericks, Lompoc, Calif.  He was preceded in death by his father, William. - Bismarck Tribune, The (ND) 

BARBERTON -- Boyd E. Kesler, 79, died Dec. 12, 1993.  He was a life resident of Barberton, was self-employed in the refrigeration business, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of Barberton V.F.W. Post 1066.  He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Janan Kesler of Norton; grandchildren, Ashley, Meagan and Courtney; sister, Bernice Jones of California; and former wife, Betty Kesler of Barberton.  Funeral services have taken place. (Campfield-Hickman, 745-3161.) - Akron Beacon Journal (OH) 

Imogene Kesler Linford died December 12, 1993 at the age of 84 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah.   She was born April 11, 1909 in Salt Lake City to Alonzo Pratt and Donnette Smith Kesler, and was a granddaughter of President Joseph F. Smith. She married Leon Blood Linford on June 20, 1936 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1957. 
She was an active member of the LDS Church all of her life; a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and served as a Scottish name-extraction missionary from May 17, 1981 to May 31, 1988. She was a licensed practical nurse at the LDS Hospital for 19 years (1958-1977).
She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Lawrence Leon and Erika Just Linford of Seattle, Wash.; and Rulon Kesler and Cecile Tadje Linford of Los Alamos, New Mexico; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; brothers, Mack Smith Kesler of Salt Lake City; and Henry Smith Kesler of Westwood, California.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 20, at 12 noon at the 21st Ward, 2nd Avenue & 'K' Street. Friends may meet with her family from 10:45-11:45 a.m. in the ward Relief Society Room. Burial, Salt Lake City Cemetery under the direction of Larkin Mortuary. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 


KESLER, James Vernon, 82, of Rt. 1, Union Hall, died Saturday, February 5, 1994, in the local hospital. Mr. Kesler is survived by his wife, Mrs. Esterlene B. Kesler of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ernest Marion, Cumberland, Va.; one stepson and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Pam Brooks, Union Hall; one grandson, Jay Marion and wife, Karen; one great-grandson, James Ryan Marion, all of Cumberland, Va.; one stepgrandson, John Edward Brooks, Union Hall. Also surviving is one very special friend, Harry ("Buddy") Board and family. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, February 7, 1994, at the Arrington-Bussey Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Rick Poland and the Rev. Belle Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in the Kesler Family Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday after noon at the Arrington-Bussey Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, where the family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Arrangements by Arrington-Bussey Funeral Home, Rocky Mount. - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

KESLER, Frank Lee, 56, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Salem, passed away Monday, April 18, 1994. He was employed by Walt Disney World for over 23 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Martin Kesler. He is survived by his wife, Carol Powell Kesler; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Bob Rusher, Orlando; Lori and Donnie Moore, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Kesler, Orlando, Fla.; his father, Frank A. Kersler, Salem; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Mark Haymaker, Roanoke; grandchildren, Kara, Ashton and Benjamin. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Woodland Memorium, Orlando, Fla.  - Roanoke Times, The (VA)

Kenneth A. Kesler, 46, died Saturday, July 9, 1994. 
He was born in Akron, and had been self-employed as a painter and had also worked at Giant Eagle. He was a veteran of the Army serving during the Vietnam Era. 
Mr. Kesler was preceded in death by parents, Helen and Ozzie Kesler; and is survived by son, Kenneth, Jr. of Akron; sister, Carol Rapant of Akron; brother-in-law, Mike Rapant of Copley; nieces, Kim Eberhardt, Julie Rapant, Stephanie Rapant; nephew, Michael Rapant; great-nephews, Zachary Rapant, and Nickolas Eberhardt. 
Graveside services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, 95 W. Waterloo Rd. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz, 724-1281.) - Akron Beacon Journal (OH) 


KESLER, Kim Sue Goss, born 1/17/1943, passed away on 9/13/1994, after a long fight with a failing heart. She is deeply loved and survived by her parents, Owen and Kate Goss of Okla. City and Clinton, Ar. She also has 2 sons, Michael Kesler of Yukon and Darren Kesler of OKC. She has a loving daughter, Marka Dyer of Yukon. Kim has 4 beautiful grandchildren whom she loved more than life itself, Michael and Megan Kesler, Ryan and Katie Ballard. She has numerous friends that love her strongly. We will all miss you more than words can say. If you knew her, you loved her. Goodbye Mom, looking forward to being together again. We're grateful for the time we had. God Bless You. Services Friday, 10:00 a.m., Gene Adams Chapel. - Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) 

Carlos M. Kesler
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Carlos M. Kesler, 81, passed away Nov. 30 [1994] following a short illness. 
Mr. Kesler was born in Scott, Ohio, and lived in Cuyahoga Falls since 1940, moving there from Middle Point, Ohio. He was a production worker with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., retiring in 1978 with 36 years of service. He was a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Baptist Church, Star Lodge 187 F&AM, an honorary member of Tubler Lodge in Minerva, Ohio, Cuyahoga Falls Chapter 225, Cuyahoga Falls Council 144, Consistory Valley of Akron, and Akron Commandery 83. 
Mr. Kesler was preceded in death by brothers, Milford and Paul. He is survived by wife, Juneadell; son and daughter-in-law, William and Linda; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Jim Curley, all of Cuyahoga Falls; grandchildren, Tammy, Michael, Shawn, Stacey, and Lisa; great-grandchildren, Joseph, Amanda, Eric, and Joshua; sister, Lois Goldthorpe of Akron; sister-in-law, Lulu Kesler of Cuyahoga Falls. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, where funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Max Powell officiating. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Falls Cancer Club, Inc. P.O. Box 3244, Cuyahoga Falls 44223, in his memory.(Clifford-Shoemaker, 928-2147.) A Golden Rule Funeral Home. - Akron Beacon Journal (OH) 



KESLER, William F., 92, of Front Royal, also of Tavares, Fla., died Friday, December 2, 1994, in Florida. Jerry, as he was known by his many friends, was born in Salem June 1, 1902, the son of the late Robert Lee and Cary Louvada Kesler. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Front Royal. He was employed as a machinis t by Norfolk & Western Railway and the American Viscose Corporation. In 1938, he was transferred to the Viscose Plant in Front Royal, where he was in charge of the machine shop, blacksmith shop, and storeroom. After 43 years, he retired from the American Viscose Plant and enjoyed working on his 162 acre farm and bass fishing on the lakes in Central Florida during the winter. He was a charter member of the Masonic Unity Lodge #146 in Front Royal for 50 years and served as a member of the Waren County School Board. Jerry is survived by his wife of 75 years, Myrtle H. Kesler; and three children, Norma Jean Oakes, Front Royal, William F. Kesler Jr., Tavares, Fla. and Robert M. Kesler, MD, Norfolk; two brothers, Gilbert and Frank Kesler, reside in Salem. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded him in death, Frances Wood and Louvada Sutton, who died some years ago. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Salem, with the Rev. R. Stuart Carlton officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery. Masonic rites will be held at the graveside. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. - Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

December 11, 1994 
Olive M. Kesler, 77, of 7626 Highbridge Road, Manlius, died Friday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital.  A native of Chaumont, she lived in Bridgeport for many years before moving to Manlius 12 years ago.   Mrs. Kesler retired from General Electric in 1977 after 25 years. 
Surviving are three daughters, Suzanne Vasquez-Kesler of Hilton Manors, Fla., and Karen K. Hickman and Christine K. Hall, both of Liverpool; a brother, Allen Clapsaddle of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a niece.   Private services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at DeWitt Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be in Pine Plains Cemetery at a date and time to be announced.   There are no calling hours.   Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.  - Syracuse Herald American (NY) 

Charles S. Kesler, age 54, died August 9, 1995, in Fruitland, Utah. 
Born October 31, 1940, in Fillmore, Utah to Lincoln A. and Lida Kesler. Married Linda Hall September 9, 1965, in Salt Lake City, Utah; later divorced. 
He was a three-time state champ at East High in wrestling. Loved hunting, fishing and "April Fools Day". 
Survived by: Sons, Adam S. Kesler and wife, Nikol; Jared C. Kesler and wife, Amy; two grandchildren, Shonnie and Wyatt. 
Memorial services will be held Sunday, August 13, 1995, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Charlie's Fruitland Residence. Flowers may be sent to Fruitland General Store. 
Funeral Directors, Evans & Early Mortuary. - Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) 




KESLER, Evelyn Folmar "Idy", 92, died Wednesday, August 23, 1995 in Oklahoma City. Born February 16, 1903 in Montgomery, Alabama. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, W.N. Kesler; son, W.R. Kesler; son-in-law, Robert W. Geyer; and 3 brothers. Survived by daughters, Eva "Hebe" Geyer, Sallye Hadley; son-in-law, Dick Hadley; daughter-in-law, Sarah Kesler; grandchildren, Sallye Geyer, Peggy Lewin, Pollye McCown, Kim Jameson, Lezli Gibson, Lisa Ingram, Karen Smith, Kathy Kesler, W.R. "Rip" Kesler, Matt Kesler, Kari Knobe; and 9 great grandchildren; sisters, Bettye Norris Schwartz and Doris Folmar; brother, Ralph Folmar; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 1995 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. - Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) 

KESLER, Larry M., 44, of Washington, D.C., and formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, August 26, 1995. Memorial services pending. Arrangements are being handled by the family. - Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

KESLER, Larry Michael, formerly of Floyd County, died Saturday, August 26, 1995 in Washington, D.C. He is survived by his grandmother, Evelyn Shank, Check; mother and stepfather, Sadie and Charles Benn, Alexandria; father and stepmother, Leo and Audrey Kesler, Newport News; grandparents, D. Hatcher and Laura Kesler, Salem; brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Peggy Kesler, Check; sister and brother-in-law, Christy and Bill Cleary, Newport News; sister and brother-in-law, Joy and Frank Chappell, Seaford; nephew, Matthew Kesler, Check; nieces, Tanya Kesler, Check, Sarah Cleary, Newport News. Contributions may be made in memory of Larry Kesler to The Washington Hospice of Washington, 3720 Upton Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-2299, or Food & Friends, P.O. Box 70601 Washington, D.C. 20024. Memorial services in his home town will be private. - Roanoke Times, The (VA) 

KESLER, Larry Michael, 44, a graphic designer who was a native of Floyd County, died on August 26 at the Hospice of Washington. Mr. Kesler had lived in Washington since 1988, when he established the Washington office of Douglas Harding Group, an international design firm in Houston, Texas. He was founding partner and vice president of the firm. Prior to that he was vice president and design director of the Graphics Division of 3D/International, an international architectural and management firm based in Houston. Mr. Kesler graduated from Floyd County High School in 1969 and went on to graduate from Ferrum College, Ferrum, and the American University, Washington, D.C. He received a Master's Degree in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, and also studied at the Corcoran School of Art and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. A member of the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers, Mr. Kesler specialized in the design of corporate identity programs, architectural signage and wayfinding systems, and exhibitions. While much of his work was for corporate clients or sites in Texas, such as the Texas Medical Center campus, he worked on projects in half a dozen states and a number of foreign countries. Overseas projects included pavilions at the World Fair in Australia, a military academy in Saudi Arabia, an urban development in Singapore, and a trade center in Malaysia. In the early 1970s, Mr. Kesler worked at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, where he assisted in the installation of some 60 museum exhibitions. While at Cranbrook he also worked on numerous museum installations. After graduating from American University, Mr. Kesler was assistant to the director of a private art gallery in Washington. After graduating from Cranbrook, he worked for the architectural firm of Swanke Hayden Connell in New York City, later moving to Houston to join the ar chitectural firm of Caudill Rowlett Scott as graphic designer. Survivors include his mother, Sadie Benn, Alexandria; father, Leo. E. Kesler, Newport News; grandparents, Evelyn Shank, Check, and Mr. and Mrs. D. Hatcher Kesler, Salem; brother, Rodney L. Kesler, Check; and half-sisters, Christina K. Cleary, Newport News, and Joylene L. Chappell, Seaford. A memorial service will be held on October 7 at 5 p.m. at the American University chapel. - Roanoke Times, The (VA) 



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