Rhonda H. Gessel, 97, of Macksburg, Ohio passed away Sunday evening (Aug 11, 2013) at her home under the care of Marietta Home Health & Hospice. She was born June 22, 1916, in Washington County, Ohio a daughter of the late Charles and Caroline Boston Adams.
Rhonda could often be found sewing, baking and cooking. She enjoyed farming for many years.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Gessel who passed in April of 1959; one son, Ray Gessel; three grandchildren; and nine siblings. Rhonda wanted it noted that she was the last surviving Adams.
She was loved and will be missed by her family, one daughter, Hazel (Harold) Bauerbach of Caldwell, Ohio; two sons, Elmer Gessel of Waterford, Ohio and Charles (Catherine) Gessel of Macksburg; 41 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.
Cremation will be observed, no additional funeral services will be held at this time. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family in Shafer Cemetery, near Macksburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Marietta Home Health & Hospice, Ripples, the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice, in Rhonda's honor.
Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West St., Caldwell, Ohio 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family. To send a sympathy card or leave words of comfort for the family, please visit the funeral home's web site at www.ChandlerFuneralHome.net