Obituary of Barbara J. Kessler, Warren, Ohio
GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Barbara J. Kessler, 83, of Girard, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
Barbara was born June 16, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Roland and Betty (Kuntz) Johnson.
Barbara had owned and operated DelRio’s Restaurant, in Hubbard, Ohio, with her husband and mother-in-law many years ago, but for most of Barbara’s life she was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother devoted to her family.
She was a member of Woodland Park United Methodist Church in McDonald’s.
Barbara loved camping with her family, especially in Myrtle Beach every year and at Pymatuning Lake Park every weekend.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, John (Dolores) Kessler, Jr. of Girard and Laura MacGregor of Girard; grandchildren, Charles Kessler, Jr., Jason Kessler and Cain MacGregor; great-grandchildren, Skevos Mohn, Drake MacGregor and John Cain MacGregor and daughter-in-law, Ethel “Rose” Rivera.
Besides her parents, Barbara is predeceased by her husband, John C. Kessler, Sr., whom she married November 4, 1957 and died February 26, 2002; his sons, Charles R Kessler, Sr. and Michael Kessler; sister, Debbie Johnson and brother, Terry Johnson.
Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and also on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Barbara will be buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery next to her husband.
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A television tribute will air on Monday, May 16 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV, and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.