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Jean L. Kessler

February 15, 1933 ~ September 29, 2020 (age 87)


Jean L. Kessler, 87, of Hanover, PA, entered God's eternal care, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Homewood at Plum Creek Nursing Home, Hanover, PA.

Born February 15, 1933, in York, PA, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Mary N. (Smith) Glessner  she was the stepdaughter of the late Mary (Burkheimer) Glessner.  Jean was the loving wife of the late Mervin E. Kessler who died July 1, 1975.

Jean was a member of Hanover First Church of God, Hanover, PA, and was a member of the Hanover Community Singers. 

Jean was a 1951 graduate of West York High School and worked as a librarian at the Hanover Public Library until her retirement in September 1997. 

Music was very important to Jean.  She played 6 different instruments and the piano was her passion.  She played in many different bands and groups throughout her life.

Jean enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Jean is survived by her children, Linda S. Johnson and husband Richard of LaFollette, TN, Daniel L. Kessler of Hanover, PA, Larry E. Kessler and wife Kimberly of Dover, PA, David A. Kessler and wife Sharon of Las Vegas, NV, Michael A. Kessler and wife Michelle of Palmyra, ME, and Robert W. Kessler and wife Janice of Hanover, PA; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one grandson, Tony Lau.

Following cremation, a graveside service will be held 11:00am, Monday, October 5, 2020, at Marburg Memorial Gardens, 2510 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA, with Pastor Dan Thomas officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Graveside Service
October 5, 2020

11:00 AM
Marburg Memorial Gardens
2510 Grandview Road
Hanover, PA 17331

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