Obituary for Charlene Kessler

Char Kessler, age 83 of Northfield, passed away with her husband by her side, on Friday morning, January 3, 2020, at the Three Links Care Center. Charlene Nan “Char” (Foote) Kessler was born December 21, 1936, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, to Thomas and Georgia Mae (Blank) Foote. On February 19, 1955, she married James Kessler. In 1967, the family moved to Northfield. In 1975, she purchased Drew’s Fabrics and Needle Art which she operated until her retirement in 1990. After retirement she and Jim spent winters in South Lake Tahoe, CA, Myrtle Beach, SC and Surprise, AZ. She enjoyed golf, […]

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Char Kessler, age 83 of Northfield, passed away with her husband by her side, on Friday morning, January 3, 2020, at the Three Links Care Center.

Charlene Nan “Char” (Foote) Kessler was born December 21, 1936, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, to Thomas and Georgia Mae (Blank) Foote. On February 19, 1955, she married James Kessler. In 1967, the family moved to Northfield. In 1975, she purchased Drew’s Fabrics and Needle Art which she operated until her retirement in 1990. After retirement she and Jim spent winters in South Lake Tahoe, CA, Myrtle Beach, SC and Surprise, AZ. She enjoyed golf, traveling and the pleasure of many cruises with Jim.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Jim; her sons, James M. (Lucia) of Republic, Michigan, Steven (Deborah) of Clayton, North Carolina; her grandchildren, Steven Alexander (Molly) Kessler and Annie Leigh Kessler; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Darlene Burris, and her brothers Ronald, Donald and Robert Foote.

Services will be 10:30AM, Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Emmaus Church in Northfield. A reception will follow at the Northfield Golf Club.  Visitation will be 4-6PM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home and will continue at the church on Thursday beginning at 9:30AM. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Northfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

January 9, 2020 - 10:30 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Emmaus Church - Northfield
712 Linden St N Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

January 8, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: January 9, 2020 - 11:30 AM

Oaklawn Cemetery
1415 Wall Street Rd Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. Alice (Foote) Fazel - Raymore, MO

    My sincere condolences to Jim, Mike, Steve and the rest of the family on the loss of your beloved Charlene.

    I have such fond memories of times spent with Charlene and your family.

    The video tribute of Charlene is so very moving & touching.

    May God be with you as you travel this road of grief.

    Love to all.

    Reply

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