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.