Linda Kay Kessler, 78, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, at 5:48 a.m. at her residence.

Linda was born February 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 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 all of her knew her.

A visitation will be held Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6-8 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.

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  • Vicky Rasinske (Lowe) says:

    Larry & Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing, you both were always good to us when we were growing up at Clarke lake. I have so many good memories of you both and was blessed that I was able to have such good people in my life. Know that Linda is in good hands, and is free of any pain. She will be truly missed. God Bless

    Vicky & Ed Rasinske (Lowe)

  • Megan Lowe says:

    To the Kessler Family,
    I am beyond saddened by the loss of such a beautiful, sweet woman. I was privileged enough to be able to get to know Linda throughout the last few years & I could go on and on about her genuine soul. She was always willing to help others, always showing her love, and always supporting her family. Hearing her talking about her love story with Larry were some of my favorite moments. Thinking of Larry, Kent, Kevin and many more during these hard times. Love you all
    Megan Lowe ♡

  • Anonymous says:

    Vickey so nice of you to respond. I found some pictures of you and Allan in our front room around Christmas time on Lakeview. Good memories.