Linda Kay Kessler, 78, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at 5:48 a.m. at her residence.
Linda was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Springfield, Ohio to Paul Franklin and Doris Bell McAdam Maddux. She was a 1959 graduate of Shawnee High School and lived most of her life in Springfield before moving to Oak Hill in 2001.
Before her retirement, she was a home health service representative at Community Hospital in Springfield.
She was a 50-year member of the Star Light Garden Club in Springfield and a member and founder of the Mulch To Do Garden Club in Oak Hill. She was also a member of the Friends of Jackson Lake in Oak Hill and was a 4-H advisor for over ten years. She loved traveling, gardening, reading, boating, fishing, spending time with her great-grandchildren and feeding everyone.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard “Corky” Maddux who is survived by his sons and Linda’s nephews, Kenley and Ross.
She is survived by and dearly loved by her husband, Lauris Roger (Larry) Kessler whom she married May 6, 1961; two sons, Kevin and Kent Kessler, both of Oak Hill; a granddaughter, Kristin Murray and her husband, Anthony, of Springfield and two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Alaina Murray. She cared very deeply for all of her family and friends and her family extends a special thank you to her dear friend, Brenda.
Not enough can be said about her thoughtfulness and caring for family, friends and animals. Linda will be greatly missed and loved and will continue to be treasured in the hearts and memories of all who knew her.
A visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. Cremation will follow the visitation. A graveside service and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the New Holland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity or your local humane society www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com