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Dorothy Marie Kessler
May 6, 1939 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Dorothy Marie Kessler. She passed peacefully at the home of her granddaughter, Ashlee Shenefield, where she was lovingly cared for the last five weeks.
She was born on May 6, 1939 in Saltville, Virginia to Shirley and Hazel (Sayer) Elmore Bianchi. She was raised in Kirby, Ohio and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and attended Upper Sandusky High School. She was married to the love of her life, Harold Kessler, on July 26, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kirby, Ohio. They were blessed to spend 58 years of marriage together. Harold passed away on March 19, 2018.
Surviving are the following children, Diane Channing, Bellevue, Ohio, Lori (Don) Skaggs, Bucyrus, Ohio, John Kessler, McCutchenville, Ohio, Sharon (Greg) Keller, Shelby, Ohio, and Angela (Don) Michaels, Burgoon, Ohio. She also is survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by three sisters, Irene Allen, Tiffin, Ohio, Mary (Dan) Chester, Pataskala, Ohio, and Aleta (Dwayne) Lykins, Tiffin, Ohio, along with three brothers, Bob Bianchi, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Dave Bianchi, Carey, Ohio and Jim (Betty) Bianchi, Carey, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Hoy, and one brother, Jack Bianchi.
Her favorite calling and favorite job was being a mother and grandmother. She was employed at Tidy Team in Upper Sandusky, Ohio and Our Place in Tiffin, Ohio besides being a homemaker. She loved to camp, feed the birds, especially her hummingbirds, and enjoyed making trips to Kentucky and Shiloh to deliver things for needy people. You never left her house without a full belly. She loved passing the time by playing cards. She will be dearly missed by the ladies of St. Pius X rosary group.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 11:30 A.M., Friday, October 13, 2023 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Sycamore, Ohio with Father Matt Radar officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, McCutchenville, Ohio. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to Wyandot County Right to Life or St. Pius X Catholic Church in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.