FERNE E. (McMULLEN) KESSLER

Ferne Kessler

Ferne KesslerFerne E. Kessler, 82, of Astoria died at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at her residence.

She was born April 2, 1919, in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, the daughter of Elbert and Sarah Emig McMullen. She married Clinton E. Kessler Sr. on Feb. 18, 1940, in North Manchester, Ind. He died Sept. 2, 1980.

One brother, two half brothers and one grandson also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon (and Gary) Cameron of Astoria; two sons, Clinton Jr. (and Mindy) of Thornville, Ohio, and Robert (and Betty) of Lewistown; one brother, Elbert (and Theresa) McMullen of Table Grove; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She had been a cook at Astoria Healthcare Center for 10 years. She also had been a home health caregiver for more than 7 years.

She was a member of Woodland Church of the Brethren in Astoria, where services were held Saturday with Rev. Vernon Dean officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her church, Schuyler-Cass Hospice, Astoria Lions Club or Astoria Rescue Squad.

 

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/9/2001 (pending) and 5/16/2001

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