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Rose Ann Kessel

Rose Ann Kessel

KESSEL

Rose Ann Kessel, 69, of Sparta, IL; born on August 14, 1954 in Red Bud, IL the daughter of Willliam James and Betty Ruth (Leiper) Lenington; passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at her home in Sparta.

Rose graduated from Sparta High School and worked as an advocate for DCFS.  She also worked as an election judge for nineteen years before calling it quits. Rose loved being around her grandchildren and spending time with her beloved fur baby, Gidget.

She is survived by her loving husband – Charles “Chuck” Kessel of Sparta, IL to whom she married on October 16, 1976 in Mississippi County, Arkansas; three children – Jason (Lisa) Kessel, Megan (Larry) Klausing and Ezra (Samantha) Kessel; eight grandchildren – Nick Maurer, Alex Lewis, Tyler Lewis, Allison Kessel, Micah Klausing, Jacob Martin, Korey Klausing, and Lucas Martin.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Renee Schneider; brother, Bill Lenington; numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

It was her wish to be cremated and there will be a celebration of life held at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Debi Klausing says:

    My condolences to the family. Rose was an amazing woman and a great friend.

  2. Debbie McGuire Deal says:

    Chuck and family, I am so sorry to hear about Rose. Prayers and hugs.

  3. Claudia Kerens says:

    My prayer for all. Sympathies and condolences.

  4. Susie Walker says:

    Rose was my closest friend she may be gone but never ever will she be forgotten 💕💕💕 prayers for the family

  5. Lela Neisler says:

    My sympathy to Chuck and his family. I was sorry when Bill passed as he too, was a member of our SHS Class of ’67.

  6. Larry McGuire says:

    I send my sincerest sympathies to Chuck and his family. May the many fond memories they hold give them comfort during their time of sorrow.

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  1. I send my sincerest sympathies to Chuck and his family. May the many fond memories they hold give them comfort during their time of sorrow.

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  2. My sympathy to Chuck and his family. I was sorry when Bill passed as he too, was a member of our SHS Class of ’67.

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  3. Rose was my closest friend she may be gone but never ever will she be forgotten 💕💕💕 prayers for the family

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  4. My prayer for all. Sympathies and condolences.

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  5. Chuck and family, I am so sorry to hear about Rose. Prayers and hugs.

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  6. My condolences to the family. Rose was an amazing woman and a great friend.

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