Linda Grant Kessler, 72, of the Portland community in Adair County, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 8:04 P.M. at U.K. Bluegrass Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
She was born July 20, 1950, in Adair County, to the late Lucy Geraldine Davidson Grant and Hershel Grant.
Linda was an active member of Columbia Church of Christ, former member of the Portland Homemakers and was well known in the community for her wedding cakes, birthday cakes and whatever occasion a cake was needed. She was a retired educator, teaching for the Adult Education Program and for 30 years taught in the Math Department at Lindsey Wilson College. She loved her students and they loved the influence she had on their lives.
Her husband – Edward Kessler of Portland
Three sons – Eddie Kessler (Tiffany) and Kevin Kessler (Arlinda) all of Columbia, Timothy Kessler of Lexington
One brother – David Grant (Vanessa Flinchum) of Campbellsville
Two sisters – Patsy Melton (Bill) of Lexington and Ann Martin (Steve) of Columbia
A brother-in-law who was more like a son, Donald Kessler (Christy) of Somerset
Seven grandchildren – Jeremy, Artemis, Jeralyn, Kyla, Colin, Keaton and Kasey
One great-grandchild – Peyton
Several other relatives and friends
Funeral service – Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Columbia Church of Christ with Bro. Steve Martin and Bro. Doug Davidson officiating
Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery
Visitation Sunday after 4:00 P.M. at Columbia Church of Christ and after 7:00 A.M. Monday at Columbia Church of Christ
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements