Larry Gene Kessler, 73, of Excello, Missouri, died Friday, April 8, 2016, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Larry was born in Marshall, Missouri on February 25, 1943. He grew up and attended High School in Moberly,Missouri. He was the son of Russell Eugene Kessler and Georgia Loraine Kessler Hall and had one sister, Linda Lee Kessler Rice.
Larry worked in the grocery business for the majority of his career. He retired as a produce manager from Food Barn (previously Safeway). He enjoyed spending time outdoors and was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He enjoyed his pets and all wildlife. He was a great cook—fried mushrooms, deer tenderloin and fish were some of his specialties.
Larry was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his sister and two daughters, Lorrie Jacobs, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Lonnie Pherigo) and Karin Ashmore, Moberly, Missouri (Brian Ashmore), along with 3 grandchildren, Alecia Casciotta (Frank Casciotta), Adam Jacobs (Aly Jacobs) and Addison Ashmore. Special mention, Flavia Kessler-Talley ex-wife and life-long friend.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Moberly, Missouri.
The family has requested honorary donations be sent to the American Heart Association in memory of Larry at: https://donatenow.heart.org/.