We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Blackstone Funeral Home
Barbara J. Kessler, 83, of Girard, passed away on Thursday May 12, 2022 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. Barbara was born June 16, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Roland and Betty (Kuntz) Johnson. Barbara had owned and operated DelRio's Restaurant, in Hubbard, Ohio, with her husband and mother in law many years ago, but for most of Barbara's life she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She was a member of Woodland Park United Methodist Church in McDonald. Barbara loved camping with her family, especially in Myrtle Beach every year and at Pymatuning Lake Park every weekend. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children; John (Dolores) Kessler Jr. of Girard and Laura MacGregor of Girard; grandchildren, Charles Kessler Jr., Jason Kessler and Cain MacGregor; great-grandchildren, Skevos Mohn, Drake MacGregor and John Cain MacGregor; and her daughter in law, Ethel "Rose" Rivera. Besides her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, John C. Kessler Sr., whom she married November 4, 1957 and died February 26, 2002; her sons, Charles R Kessler Sr. and Michael Kessler; sister, Debbie Johnson and her brother, Terry Johnson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 18th, 11:00 AM at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 6-8 PM and also on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Barbara will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery next to her husband. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.