Mrs. Judy Kessler

March 23, 1941September 24, 2020

Judy Rebecca Holly Kessler, 79, of Beckwith WV, passed away at her home on September 24, 2020.

Born March 23, 1941 at Beckwith, WV, she was the daughter of the late William and Maggie Holly.

Judy had several jobs in her life and all were in service to others. The most memorable was as a bus driver in the Hico and Ansted area. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death to her husband, William (Pete) Kessler Sr, Daughter Maggie Ann Kessler (Pridemore, Nichols, Birt), son, James Everette Holly.

Left to cherish her memory includes her 3 sons William (BJ) Kessler Jr.(fiance’ Allison Moore), Offie Kessler(wife, Malisha), Richard Kessler and her daughter, Nona Kessler Ringler(husband, Karl).

Judy had a love like no other for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her grandchildren include, William (Bear) Kessler III, Theodor William Myers, Beth Kessler(Shaun Stark), Donnette Taylor(Matthew), Tommy Pridemore, Chelsea Kessler, Joseph Kessler, William(Billy) Kessler, Paige Kessler, Offie Kessler II, Cheyanne Kessler, John Keeney, and Pam Keeney. Great-grandchildren, Sky Treadway, Halle Kessler, Canyon Kessler, Joshua Ayden Gillman, Trey Stark, Jeremyh Gillman, Michael Taylor and Austin Taylor and one on the way (Donnette). Judy had lots of nieces and nephews that she loved as if they were hers.

Funeral services will be held at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville, WV on September 30, 2020. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM and funeral services to follow at 1:00 PM. Rev. Ed Carpenter will be officiating. Burial will be at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor, WV.

Visitation is open for the public, however, due to Covid-19, there is a limited sitting so the funeral will only be for the family and her close friends.

Online condolences may be left on our website at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020


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JoAn Quick

September 29, 2020

Judy was always with us when we were young. Mom was her sister and they were so close. There is a reunion in Heaven. Love from Kathy and JoAn

Judy Blevins Duncan

September 28, 2020

So sorry for your loss! She always had a smile and she was a very sweet lady.

rose pack

September 28, 2020

Im so sorry for your loss, she sure was a sweet and a great friend, Ill never forget her, I knew the whole family. my heart goes out to ya'll... hugs+kisses

Janette Woodrum

September 28, 2020

Judy always had a smile and would strike up a conversation with whoever was around. I send my deepest sympathy to the family, May you rest in peace.

Ginger Shockey

September 28, 2020

I loved Aunt Judy. We became very close after mom passed away. She would check on me often. We would travel to Charleston talk all the way. On the way back we would stop at Shoneys for lunch. Then we would talk all the way back. She told me a lot of history on my family. Holly/Adkins. I will miss her dearly.
Love and Prayers for all❤️

Carol Fitzwater

September 28, 2020

Very good hearted woman and loves church and bingo and I enjoy playing bingo with Judy.

Tammy ODell

September 27, 2020

Donette and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. Have know Judy since I was born. She was a friend to my mother for many years, I was friends with Maggie for many years and Whitney and Donette have been friends since kindergarten. Love and prayers for the family. She will be missed.

Butch and Tracey Pack

September 26, 2020

We send our heart felt condolences and prayers to the family and friends she was for sure a one of a kind always chatty when we would run into her in Walmart or McDonald's she will be sadly missed but not forgotten may she Rest In Peace


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