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COLUMBIA CITY - Mary M. Hooker-Kessel, 90, formerly of Terre Haute, died at 11:02 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Miller's Oak Pointe, Columbia City.
She was born June 3, 1926, in Ferguson Hill, Ind., daughter of the late Morgan and Fern (Hash) Simmons.
On Jan. 16, 1944, she married Ernest H. Hooker. They made their home in Terre Haute. Mr. Hooker died in 1983. In 2000, she married Raymond Kessel. They continued to live in Terre Haute. He died in 2003.
She had worked for General Electric-Fort Wayne and as a custodian for Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Russel, Terre Haute, and Donna (Butch) Johnson, Seelyville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd (Carol) Simmons, Elmira, N.Y.; and Wally (Martha) Simmons and Ora (Sharon) Simmons, Columbia City; and two sisters, Bonnie (Gene) Skillman, Fort Wayne, and Eleanor J. Everly, Columbia City.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Robert and Ernie Simmons; and three sisters, Maxine Burwig, Lilly Duneweg and Phyllis Workman.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial will be in Union Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the service at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Abundant Life Tabernacle.
Online condolences may be sent to:
www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com
Published on March 17, 2017
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