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L.C. Kessler, Adair County, KY (1922-2012)

He was a highly regarded leader of the Portland Community and the patriarch of a large Northwest Adair County, KY, family. He leaves 13 direct living descendants. was a member of Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church, the American Jersey Cattle Association and was a farmer. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and will be accorded full military honors by Columbia VFW Post 6097.
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L.C. Kessler, 89, of the Portland community, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:15amCT, at Summit Manor Nursing and Rehab, Columbia, KY.

The funeral services will be Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11amCT,. at Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3047 Portland Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Billy Raby, Bro. Roger McKinney and Bro. Pat Smith officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation after 3:30pmCT, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.


Casket Bearers: Doug Burris, Dan Burris, Jamie Cowan, Mark Baker, Rhea Baker, Cotton Smith, Barney Taylor and Charles Smith.

L.C. Kessler, Adair County, KY (1922-2012)

He was born August 24, 1922 in Portland, Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late D.C. and Lena Shuffett Kessler. He died Monday, May 21, 2012 in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 89 years, 8 months, and 28 days..In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Cundiff Kessler in June 2007, and one daughter, Alice Kessler.

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, was a member of Pickett's Chapel United Methodist Church, the American Jersey Cattle Association and was a farmer.

Survivors Include:

  • One daughter and son-in-law: Betty and David Burris of Milltown, KY

  • One brother: Garnett Kessler of Portland, KY

  • One sister: Carolyn Finn of Portland, KY

  • Four grandchildren : Gale Cowan of Columbia, KY; Jo Greene, Doug and Dan Burris, all of Portland, KY

  • Eight great grandchildren
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest expressions of sympathy be in the form of a donation to the Columbia Cemetery Fund, Tarter's Chapel Cemetery Fund or donation of Gideon Bibles, which may be made at the funeral home.

Send a condolence to the family of L.C. Kessler

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangementswww.grissommartin.com


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L.C. Kessler, Adair County, KY (1922-2012)



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