Mary Liguori Kessler

March 25, 1937June 5, 2021

Mary Liguori Kessler passed away on June 5, 2021 at Regency Retirement Village. Mary was born on March 25, 1937 to Mary Agnes Burns Mooney and Martin Joseph Mooney, Jr. in Pittsburgh, PA. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Margaret Wilson, brother, Martin Mooney, III and grandsons, David and Michael Weaver.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jerry Kessler, and eight children: Steve Kessler (Renee) of Hopkins, MN, Mary Kay Martin (Steve) of Louisville, KY, Christine Kessler of Panama City, FL, Patti Henry (Myron) of Jacksonville, FL, Marty Kessler (Rebecca) of Birmingham, AL, Karen Weaver (Andy) of Gurley, AL, Kevin Kessler (Joy) of Huntsville, AL, Bill Kessler (Kelly) of Gurley, AL; 14 grandchildren: Amy Kilgore Lantz (Chris) of Park Hills, KY, Jake Kessler (Ayesha) of Austin, TX, Sam Kessler of Hopkins, MN, Magen Henry of Jacksonville, FL, Matthew Kessler of Nashville, TN, Ben Kessler of Orlando, FL, Lindsay Kessler of Birmingham, AL, Ryan Kessler of Fort Collins, Colorado, Austin Weaver of Gurley, AL, Luke Weaver of Huntsville, AL, Corbett Kessler (Caitlyn) of Florence, AL, Chloe Duke (Austin) of Charlotte, NC, Katie Kessler of Los Angeles, CA, and Will Kessler of Gurley, AL; three great-grandchildren: Cooper, Walker, and Porter Lantz of Park Hills, KY.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 10th at 11:15 followed by a Mass of Remembrance at 12:00 at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church with Fr. Charlie Alookaran and Fr. Joy Chalissery officiating. A private inurnment ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 12th.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, June 10, 2021


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Jane and Rick Thome

June 14, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of the Kessler family. God has wrapped his arms around Mary and taken her to his resting place. Prayers to all of you.

Linda Poteat

June 11, 2021

Sincere , heartfelt sympathies to the Kessler family at this sad time. Mary was a lovely person and one I highly regarded. She will be missed.

Father Joy Chalissery

June 9, 2021

My Heart Felt Condolences to Jerry and the entire family! Mary was such a lovely person full of fun and humor!
We will Miss her very much!
May God Bless her with Eternal Happiness.
With Love and Prayers,
Father Joy Chalissery

Kathy Wall Williams and Family

June 8, 2021

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Pamela Segers Williams

June 7, 2021

My deepest sympathies to the entire family. The Kessler house was a great place for the neighborhood kids to hang out.

Mary Ellen Barringer

June 7, 2021

Jerry and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing and know the loss will affect you all deeply. She was my favorite cousin and my Confirmation sponsor and I was a Jr Bridesmaid in her wedding. We may have been in different states and miles apart but a phone call or letter brought us close once again. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences and May she Rest In Peace.
Mary Ellen and Archie Barringer, Fayetteville, NC