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Helen Reece Kessler, 88, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2021)

Helen Reece Kessler of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was 88 years old.

A graveside service will be held at NoonET on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville, officiated by Ron Rafferty.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until NoonET on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Helen Reece Kessler, daughter of the late Sherman Reece and Lucy Compton Reece, was born October 16, 1932 in Taylor County, Kentucky.

She professed her faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Christian Church. Helen was a cashier at Houchens for twenty-one years then worked as a teller for Taylor County Bank until her retirement. She and James enjoyed their retirement years together in Florida. Helen was a great cook who loved to feed her family and friends; she also enjoyed horseback riding and playing cards. She united in marriage to James Elwood Kessler June 7, 1949 and he preceded her in death March 16, 2008.

Helen is survived by two daughters: Donna Davis and husband, William and Tammy Cox and husband, Greg of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Jeremiah Davis and wife, Tabetha of Campbellsville, Sarah Cornette and husband, Jordan of Danville and Elijah Cox and wife, Carissa of Lexington; seven great-grandchildren: Elliott Davis and wife, Kierra, Evan Davis and fiance, Sara Lawson, Kennadie Cornette, Rowan Cornette, Scarlett Cornette, Lincoln Cox and Nora Cox; one great-great-grandchild, Grayson Kessler Davis; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Helen was also preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Ryan Davis and two sisters: Earline Gabehart and Rachel Riggs.

Pallbearers: Elijah Cox, Elliott Davis, Evan Davis, Jordan Cornette, Alan Riggs, Mark McKinley

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donation to Brookside Cemetery Association and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Helen Reece Kessler, 88, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2021)

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