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Jack Dean Kessinger
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1925
Belle Plaine
Sumner County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 2006
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA

Wichita (Kansas) Eagle-Beacon
Haysville - Kessinger, Jack Dean, age 80, retired State of Kansas, Child Protective Services social worker, died Thursday, February 9, 2006. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Smith Mortuary, Haysville. Service 2:00 p.m. Monday, Haysville United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn and brothers, Floyd and Merle. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Linda, Council Bluffs, IA, James and Peggy, Portland, OR; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Steve Patterson, Erie, CO, Karin and Roger Barnes, San Antonio, TX; sister, Maxine Heedick, Boulder, CO; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. View tributes at smithfamilymortuaries.com. Smith Mortuary, Haysville in charge of arrangements.

Longmont (Colorado) Times-Call
Jack D. Kessinger, of Boulder, died of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 in Boulder. He was 80. Howe Mortuary in Lafayette is handling arrangements. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, 350 11th Ave., Longmont.

Jack Dean Kessinger was the son of Jesse Earl and Effie Augusta (Cooper) Kessinger. He was their fifth child of six children. Jack and Evelyn Marie Osborn were married on September 7, 1947 in Dodge City, Kansas. They met at a Methodist Youth Fellowship meeting in Manhattan, KS while both were attending Kansas State University and fell in love. After college, they made their home near Mulvane, KS where their four children (Mark, Karin, Cathy, James) graduated from the Mulvane High School.

Jack served his county during World War II as a Private First Class in the Army and received the Purple Heart. He was trained as a Scout. Jack worked for Beech Aircraft from 1952 until 1970 when he became a social worker with the State of Kansas Child Protective Services, where he retired in 1988. Jack was an active and faithful member of the United Methodist Church. He moved to Colorado in August 2004 and lived near his daughter Cathy until his death from a stroke. Jack loved to garden and grew the biggest, best tomatoes you ever ate! 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Earl Kessinger (1888 - 1962)
  Effie Augusta Cooper Kessinger Ohmie (1896 - 1986)
 
 Spouse:
  Evelyn Marie Osborn Kessinger (1925 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lilly Kessinger (1916 - 1916)*
  Floyd Lester Kessinger (1918 - 1981)*
  Merle Morris Kessinger (1922 - 1981)*
  Jennie Maxine Heedick (1924 - 2010)*
  Jack Dean Kessinger (1925 - 2006)
  Charles Earl Kessinger (1931 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mulvane Cemetery
Mulvane
Sumner County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Cathy Kessinger
Originally Created by: Steve Patterson
Record added: Aug 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20997980
Jack Dean Kessinger
Added by: Cathy Kessinger
 
Jack Dean Kessinger
Added by: Cathy Kessinger
 
Jack Dean Kessinger
Added by: Cathy Kessinger
 
 
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: May. 13, 2010
Dad, miss you! love,
- Cathy
 Added: May. 30, 2008
 
 
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