Phyllis Miller Kessler

May 20, 1927February 18, 2017
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Phyllis Miller Kessler, 89, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Born on May 20, 1927 at Nallen, WV, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Hefner Miller and Fern Champe Miller. Phyllis taught home economics for 39 years in the Fayette County school system. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Concord College and received her Masters Degree from Marshall University. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society – Omega Chapter, and the GFWC Fayetteville Woman’s Club, and she was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Lawrence A. Kessler, and a sister, Virginia L. Blizzard. She is survived by a brother, Bill Miller, of Nallen, WV. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12 PM till 1 PM at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Rudell Bloomfield officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. Pallbearers will be Mike Pilato, Jim Martin, Elmer Pritt, Jack Horrocks, and Jim Ward. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Kessler family, you may do so by visiting our website at The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017