Barbara W. Kessler, Janesville, WI

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

July 31, 2014

Barbara W. Kessler, age 79, of Janesville, died on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center. She was born in Waynesboro, PA, the daughter of Robert and Frances (Null) Welty. She married Clarence “Click” R. Kessler in Waynesboro, PA, on July 30, 1955, and they moved to Janesville, in early 1957. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1994. Barbara was a member of Cargill United Methodist Church. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and working in her yard.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Jodi Nickols of Janesville, and Jill Kessler of Madison; four grandchildren: Jenna (Jason) James of Janesville, Chad Nickols of Necedah, Jake Nickols of West Bend and Lexi Nickols of La Crosse; two great-grandchildren, Lily and Kellan James; and a sister, Bonnie (Daris) Ford of Hagerstown, MD. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Thomas Kessler.

A Funeral Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY with Rev. Forrest Wells officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday from 4 until 6 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com

"God saw her getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around her and whispered come along with me. With tearful eyes we watched over her and saw her fade away. Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."


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