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James E. Kessler, 92, Greensburg, KY (1926~2018)

August 30, 1926 ~ September 1, 2018 (Age 92)
He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded family. His wife, Dorothy Arlene Gentry Kessler, survives. He leaves 25 direct living descendants.
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James E. Kessler, age 92 of Greensburg, passed away Saturday at the Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab Center in Campbellsville.

The funeral services for James E. Kessler will be conducted at 11amCT, Monday, September 3, 2018, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Oak Grove Separate Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Glasgow Honor Guard. Visitation is requested 4pm-8pmCT, Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7amCT, Monday until time of the funeral service.

James E. Kessler, 92, Greensburg, KY (1926~2018)

He was born August 30, 1926. He died September 1, 2018, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, at the age of 92 years, two days.

Survivors include:
  • His wife - Dorothy Arlene Gentry Kessler of Greensburg, KY

  • A daughter and a son-in-law - Marilyn Sue and Gordon Judd of Greensburg, KY

  • Two sons and two daughters-in-law - Junior & Margaret Kessler of Greensburg, KY and Tim & Kim Kessler of Munfordville, KY

  • Two sisters - Joyce Pepper and Caroleen Bishop both of Greensburg, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Deanna Scott of Summersville, KY; David Judd of Campbellsville, KY; Veronica Jones and Holly Ferguson both of Greensburg, KY; and Allison Sweet of Bonnieville, KY

  • Nine great granchildren

  • Eight great-great grandchildren
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Memorials are suggested to the Oak Grove Separate Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

The Cowherd & Parrot Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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James E. Kessler, 92, Greensburg, KY (1926-2018)

2018-09-01 - 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY - Photo from Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.

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