Clinton Earl Kessler Jr.

Clinton Earl "Jack" Kessler Jr., 69, of Greenfield, Ohio, died Jan. 1, 2012, at home.

He was born Oct. 17, 1942, in Canton, a son of Clinton Earl Sr. and Ferne Evelyn McMullen Kessler. He married Melinda Jane (Rowe) Kessler on Jan. 9, 1982. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael Leigh (and Michele) Kessler of Rushville and Mark Leroy (and Tina) Kessler of Astoria; one stepson, Christopher (and Pam) Grim of Wapakoneta, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" (and Don) Long of Smyrna, Ga.; one brother, Robert Dean (and Kriss) Kessler of Lewistown; one sister, Sharon K. Cameron of Astoria; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one stepson, Scott Grim; and one nephew, Damon Kessler.

He was an ordained minister in Church of the Brethren, pastoring in Liberty, Church of the Brethren, then Olivet Church of the Brethren in Thornville, Ohio, followed by Jamestown Friends Meeting.

He was a 1960 graduate of Astoria High School.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jamestown Friends Meeting with Pastor Keith Little and Rev. Michael Helling officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Leesburg. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Murray-Fettro Funeral Home in Greenfield and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Jamestown Friends Meeting, 48 East Washington St., Jamestown, OH 45335 or Adena Hospice, 111 West Water St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/4/2012

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A Celebration of Life Open House will be held for Clinton Earl "Jack" Kessler Jr. from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Woodland Church of the Brethren, 3485 N. County Highway 2, Astoria. He passed away Jan. 1, 2012. Family and friends are invited to attend.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/25/2012

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