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Barbara J. Gessler, 69, of North Vernon, died at 4:01 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Annette (Ed) Austin of Scottsburg, Lora Rice of Lexington, Debbie Gessler of North Vernon and Sharon Gessler of Dupont; her stepdaughters, Rebecca Lucas of Alert and Shelia Moore of Butlerville; her brother, Lawrence Thomas of Jonesville; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Gessler.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Tim Poer officiating. Burial will be at Westport Cemetery. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.