|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1924|
|Death: ||May 7, 2007|
Maurice Conrad Kessler, 83, loving husband of Pauline Jones for the past 58 years was called home on May 7, 2007 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Born February 18, 1924, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Elsie Stauss Kessler.
He proudly served in World War II on a merchant marine hospital ship. Mr. Kessler was a supervisor at ADT in Lexington for 40 years. He was a member of the Masonic Emulation Lodge 688 of Sharpsville, KY. Maurice was a Kentucky Colonel and served many years as a faithful servant and elder at Antioch Christian Church in Washington County.
He will always be remembered for his kind and caring nature. Mr. Kessler fostered Christian ideals, had a gentle strength, a wonderful sense of humor, and love for all around him.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Jones Kessler. He was a wonderful caring mentor to his daughter, Melanie Weisberg and her husband Dr. Jan Weisberg of Frankfort; his two beautiful grandchildren, Stephanie Disponett, Lawrenceburg, and Christopher Disponett, Bowling Green; and two great grandchildren, Alexia & Alec Flora, Lawrenceburg. He is also survived by two brothers, Stanley (Ethel) Kessler, Larry (Terry) Kessler; two sisters, Delia (Kenny) Luckett, and Mary Pat (David) Phillips, all of Louisville. Maurice was preceded in death by Walter L. Kessler, Jr. who died in WWII while serving in the U.S. Navy.
Pall Bearers are Christopher Disponett, Paul Jr., Mark and Jeff Andriot, Jason Flora, and Todd Hill. Honorary pall bearers are Elders and Deacons of Antioch Christian Church, Jan Weisberg, Chuck Elstead, and Keith McAliley.
Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Antioch Christian Church with Rev. Gary Snowden and Rev. Keith McAliley officiating Visitation will be from 4 - 8 pm, Wed. at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home and after 12 noon Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele St., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Created by: Roger Gleitz
Record added: May 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19348464
Added: Aug. 31, 2011
Rest in peace|
Added: Oct. 11, 2007
He proudly served in World War II on a merchant marine hospital ship.|
Added: May. 12, 2007