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  • Barbara Kesler

    COLP — Barbara Kesler, 61, of Herrin, died on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at her home in Colp, with her family by her side. 

    Barbara was born in Eldorado on June 20, 1954 to Thurman and Veldene (Hollon) Love. 

    She was married to Marion Kenneth Kesler on Nov. 3, 1978.

    She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and loved riding horses and camping. Her fondest memory was riding her pony at her grandpa’s farm. 

    She is survived by her husband of 37 years; sons Tom and wife Juliane Wallace and Tim Wallace, all of Cambria; seven stepchildren, Debbie Arron of Herrin, Brenda and Brian Julian of West Frankfort, Steve and Cathy Kesler of Colp, Julie Vaughn of Hurst, Allan and Storme Kesler of Marion, Carol Albright of Herrin and Gary Kesler of Colp; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers Larry and wife Regina Hall of Karbers Ridge and Greg and wife Angie Love fof Rosiclaire; and sisters Judy Alvey, and Brenda and Kevin Murphy, all of Rosiclaire. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents’ stepdaughter Becky Gibbs; and granddaughter Terri Ann Siebeck. A memorial service took place on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Cambria First Apostolic Church in Cambria. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bank of Herrin Carterville branch to help with expenses.

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