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Mary Lois Carter Kessler

March 3, 1933 - June 26, 2023

Mary Lois Kessler, 90,  of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on Monday, June 26th. She was the wife of Kenneth Kabler Kessler for 72 years. 


Lois was born on March 3rd, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late James Harry Carter and Nannie McCullough Carter. She is also preceded in death by six brothers, one sister, and a grandchild- Sarah McKenzie Goodman. 


In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by her children: Kenneth Gregory Kessler of Calleo, Jeffrey Blake Kessler (Gail) of Forest, and Cynthia Kessler Bost (Bill) of Lynchburg. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kristopher David Watts of Rustburg, Kara Watts Trent (Bobby) of Lynchburg, Christian Kessler Trautner (Robert) of Greer, SC, Jeremiah David Kessler of Pawleys Island, SC, Lita Kessler Brennan (Ean) of King George, Daniel James Bost of Granby, CO,  and Kaitlin Dianne Bost (fiancé-Tucker) of Raleigh, NC, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren. 


Lois enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and reading. She loved to entertain, cook, and looked forward to Saturday night dances. But the greatest joy of her life was being a mom, grandma, and great- grandma. 


Lois spent her free time volunteering with Meals on Wheels and at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was a member of Fort Hill Women’s Club and The Woman’s Club of Lynchburg; she also attended Amazing Grace Ministries. 


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 28th from 6 to 8pm. The funeral will be Thursday, June 29th at 1pm, followed by a burial at Spring Hill Cemetery. Tharp Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

 Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family

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Sending sympathies too each of you on your loss

Posted by Don & Lora Martin on June 30, 2023

Greg - Margaret and I send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.

Posted by Paul Bjarnason on June 29, 2023

Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. Mrs. Kessler always had a warm smile and a kind word. Her beauty radiated from the inside out. May your wonderful memories sustain you in the days ahead. Thinking of you all with love, Kitty, Melissa and Beth

Posted by Martin-Cash Family on June 29, 2023

KK and Cindy -sorry to hear of the loss of your wife and mother. I've known your family all my life, and she was a lovely lady. My thoughts are with you. Cindy

Posted by Cynthia Stevens on June 28, 2023

I am so sorry to hear Lois passing . I have enjoyed so much being a care giver to her . She was a friend and like family to me . I going miss her so much . I will miss our card games and all our laughs . I looked forward to everyday I got to spend with her . My prayers to the entire family .

Posted by Janice Lacks on June 28, 2023

Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother and other difficulties that have recently befallen your extended family. May memories comfort you.

Posted by Paula K. Jones on June 28, 2023

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