Rebecca Eileen Kessler

A Memorial service for Rebecca Eileen Kessler, 62, Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at Christ Community Church in Lawrence, KS followed by a graveside at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Rebecca passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Kansas City Hospice House and Palliative Care in Kansas City, MO.

Rebecca was born on February 1, 1959, in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Robert William Jr. and Winifred Eileen (McKim) Greenawalt. The family moved to Lawrence in 1968 and Rebecca continued her education in the Lawrence Public Schools. She attended Patricia Stevens School in Kansas City and later worked in financial planning.

Survivors include her mother, Eileen Greenawalt, five children; Nicolette “Nikki” (Anthony Diale) Kessler, Cary (Jennifer) Kessler, Barrett (Wendi) Kessler, Susan Elle Rockhold, Edward William Rockhold, two grandchildren; Isabella Kessler, Barrett Arnold Kessler II, seven step-grandchildren; Desiree Bennett, A.J. Bennett, Aubrianna (Jeremy) Miller, Jayden Wise, Isaac Lee, Kaden Lee, Ava Lee and many special relatives and friends.

She especially enjoyed being a foster mother for several years. Rebecca took pride in her children and was always involved in PTO and school activities. She was always making sure her children and grandchildren had everything they needed.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rebecca’s name to Kansas City Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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  1. Julie Rea on August 1, 2021 at 2:07 am

    I remember Rebecca as being very involved with her children and grandchildren. Being secretary at BMMS here in Lawrence, Rebecca was a familiar face for me when she would stop by to pick up a sick one, or bring one in after an appt. She was always very appreciative with me. A very kind person. I know she will be missed. God bless.

  2. Kim Muurphree on August 8, 2021 at 8:42 am

    There are not words sufficient to express the amount and depth of gratitude for such a wonderful friend as Becky. I will miss her, and all of our impromptu adventures. To her sweet family, I pray that you will be comforted in the days ahead and know that this perting is not the end. She loves you always. God bless you all….and Godspeed Rebecca.

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