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Mary Catherine Downing Kessler
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1855
Elizabethtown
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1940
Azalia
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA

Father: Don Elias DOWNING

Mother: Sarah Jane CASSELL

Spouse #1: Joseph F. HARRIS
Spouse #2: William KESSLER


The Hathaway Funeral Home / Funeral Arramgements

Columbus, Indiana
March 18, 1940

Full Name: Mary KESSLER
Address: Azalia, Indiana
Date of Death: March 18, 1940
Time of Death: 7:30 pm
Place of Death: Tipton Knoll Nursing Home
Sex: Female / Married
Name of Husband: William
Date of Birth: January 28, 1855
Age: 85 years, 1 month, 20 days
Birth Place of Deceased: Elizabethtown, Indiana
Father: Don Elias DOWNING
Father's Place of Birth: Ohio
Mother's Maiden Name: Sarah Jane CASTELL
Mother's Place of Birth: Ohio
Informant: D. L. DOWNING, (Don Leo SUTFIN DOWNING)
Address of Informant: 123 East 36th Street, Anderson, Indiana
Attending Physician: O. A. DeLONG
Address of Physician: Azalia, Indania
Funeral Services will be held: 2 pm Thursday, Sand Creek Friends Church
Conducted by: Mrs.Wayne Smock
Place of Internment: Sand Creek Friends Cemetery
Pall Bearers: Jake Retherford, Frank Holland, James Catlin, Mac White, Scott Hines, Altus Newsom

Casket will be open to friends at Funeral Home on Wednesday evening until time of services.
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Obituary

MRS. KESSLER PASSES AWAY

85 - Year Old Resident of Sandcreek Township Dies Funeral Thursday

Mrs. Mary Kessler, 85, wife of William Kessler, well-known resident of Sandcreek Township, died at 7:30 o'clock last night at the Tipton Knoll nursing home, to which place she was admitted several days ago after a long illness.

The funeral will be held Thursday, but arrangements have not been completed pending word from relatives in other cities.

Mrs. Kessler spent most of her life in Sandcreek Township and was well-known. She was a member of the Sandcreek Friends Church.

Surviving besides her husband are a sister, Mrs. Julia Baugher of Michigan City; a nephew, Glenn Parish of this city, and two young men, Otis Sutfin of Chicago, and Leo Downing of Anderson, whom she reared.

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SET RITES FOR MRS. KESSLER

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kessler, wife of William Kessler of Azalia, who died at Tipton Knoll nursing home, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Sandcreek cemetery. The casket will be open this evening and tomorrow at the Hathaway funeral home until time of services. 
 
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 Parents:
  Don Elias Downing (1832 - 1913)
  Sarah Jane Cassell Downing (1833 - 1901)
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Adeline Downing Sibert (1849 - 1891)**
  Mary Catherine Downing Kessler (1855 - 1940)
  Emma Jane Downing Parish (1861 - 1931)*
  Tamar Lydia Downing Compton (1866 - 1933)*
  Morton Elias Downing (1868 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sandcreek Cemetery
Azalia
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: Jan 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103450388
Mary Catherine <i>Downing</i> Kessler
Added by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III
 
Mary Catherine <i>Downing</i> Kessler
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