Betty Kessler, 90

Betty Jean Kessler, 90, Wabash, passed away at 4:25 a.m. on May 13, at Wabash County Hospital. She was born to the late Harry and Grace (Miltenburger) Harnish on March 22, 1923 in Wabash County.

Betty was a Wabash High School graduate. She married Clyde Kessler on March 2, 1946; he preceded her in death on June 28, 1968. She worked for General Tire, Wabash, in earlier years and retired from the Frances Shop of Wabash after 24 years. She was a member of Wabash Christian Church. She enjoyed watching sports on TV, working outside and going to her grandchildren’s baseball games when she was younger.

She is survived by three daughters and most recently she lived with her daughter Pam Keen, Wabash; also surviving are eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Russell Blackford and Aaron Keen.

Funeral services were held May 8 at McDonald Funeral Home. Private family burial will be at Falls Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN, 46962.

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Posted on 2013 May 15