, Port Arthur, Texas


February 6, 2014

Rowena Kessler

PORT ARTHUR —   Rowena Kessler, 94, of Port Arthur, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She was born February 10, 1919, in Port Arthur to Myrtle Lee and Lloyd Johnston and had been a lifelong resident of the Mid-County area. Rowena devoted her life to caring for her family.

   She is survived by her daughter, Linda Austin and her husband, Skip, of Hemphill; son, George C. Kessler and his wife, Kim, of Fannett; grandchildren, Allison Ross and her husband, Kevin and Cara Miller and her husband, Daniel; great-grandchildren, Austin Ross, Hannah Ross, Tyler Frost, Caleb Frost and Chloe Frost; and sister, Shirley Pearce.

   Rowena is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, George Kessler.

  Mrs. Kessler’s funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A private family committal will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

   Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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