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Margaret Laverne Kessinger, 74, Columbia, KY (1946-2021)

Margaret Laverne Harmon Kessinger of Columbia passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY. She was 74 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bryan Roberts and Bro. Billy Hewitt officiating. The funeral will be live-streamed on Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Facebook Page at 2pmCT on Thursday. Burial will follow in the Kessinger Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Thursday after 10amCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

Born November 28, 1946, in Versailles, KY, she was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy Barrick Harmon and wife of the late Troy Allen Kessinger.

Mrs. Kessinger was a member of the Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. It was special to her being "Granny" to all who knew her.

Survivors include seven children Larry Benge of Morganton, NC, Regina Fuller (Steve Bryant) of Russell Springs, KY, Richard Fuller (Martha) of Columbia, KY, James Harmon (Deb) of Stoney Point, NC, Ryan Fuller (Traci) of Columbia, KY, Dusty Bowers (Hollie) of Hiddenite, NC and Angie Lacy (Dale Snyder) of Columbia, KY; 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; nine siblings Virginia Shea (Mike, Linda Roberts, Vernon Harmon, Teresa Woodson (Danny), Terry Cosby, Mary Cosby, Leeann Jones (Jack), Lexi Harmon, Jody Harmon and Willie Harmon; several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by two siblings Lori Ann Harmon and Vincent Wade Harmon.

Pallbearers will be Sean Sommer, Jordan Ford, Jacob Bryant, Jonathan Ford, Ryan Ratliff and Nathan Fuller.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Margaret Laverne Kessinger, 74, Columbia, KY (1946-2021)

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