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Helen Kessler

October 30, 1929 — June 1, 2020

Helen L. (Guth) Kessler, 90, of Mt. Vernon passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Solarbron Terrace in Evansville. She was born October 30, 1929 in Posey County, the daughter of Louis and Matilda (Schreiber) Guth. She was married to Malcom Kessler and he preceded her in death on February 28, 2016.

Helen worked for Exylon in Mt. Vernon for several years. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, baking, tending to her flowers. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, where she often prepared big meals to welcome them all.

She is survived by her son, Mark Kessler,; daughters, Donna (David) Allyn and Rhonda (Ronald) Sammet; grandchildren, Brittany Kessler, Jennifer Allyn, Mike Allyn, Matt Allyn, Leanna Sammet, and Jason Sammet; great-grandchildren, Zackary, Grant, Mia, Julia, Joshua, Isabel, Annaleah, Amber, Alaina, Louis, Lindsey, and Lacey. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Stanley Guth, Russell Guth, and Jerold Guth; sister, Valerie Strupp.

A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Online Condolences may be left at

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