Lois Kessinger

November 30, -0001 - January 23, 2011

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KESSINGER, Lois (nee Whiles) Beloved wife of George C. Kessinger Sr. for 62 years. Loving mother of Madeline Renner, James (Martha) Kessinger, George Kessinger Jr., and Beverly (Mark) Lykins. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011, age 84. Visitation at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, Monday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home Tuesday, 11 a.m. Donations may be made to Vitas Hospice of Broward County, 5420 NW 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.


Ernest Schlegel - Feb 2, 2011

I am so sad to here of this news. One of her indearing qualities was that smile ,and her ability to take time out of her busy life for one and all ,to give an ear and return her wisdom. I will miss you Lois and good luck on your journey. To the Kessinger family I give my thoughts and prayers and thank you for the caring you have shown me over the years

Byron Richardson - Feb 1, 2011

It has been a pleasure working with you and an honor knowing Lois. You will be missed.

Matthew Fink - Feb 1, 2011

A kind hearted and loving person that will truly be missed.
In my thoughts and prayers.

Frank - Feb 1, 2011

Lois will be sorely missed. Thank you for the many years of support in our community and always putting a smile on my face when I saw you. My prayers and support go out to your great family and these lose one of the most important people in their lives. Thanks for raising such a great family!!


God Bless you,,, Always Had a Smile,, Always polite,, Was my Pleasure to have met you,,,

Nikki Adams - Feb 1, 2011

Lois was a bright shining star whose warm smile and giving spirit will be missed by all.

Terry DeCarlo & Bill Huelsman - Feb 1, 2011

Our sincerest condolences to the Kessinger family. Ma, you were an amazing and caring woman and will be deeply missed!!

Joe & Tommy Lee - Feb 1, 2011

Our deepest sympathies go out to all the Kessinger family and most especially to you Father. It was a most special evening when you and Lois were travelling out West and got to stop and spend the night. It was filled with conversation, pork roast by Paddy Mae, and laughter emanating from Lois as only she could. It won’t be the same without her scooting about the Alibi patio and plopping down to chat with us. She will be missed greatly.

David C Woolslayer - Feb 1, 2011

I met Lois in 1986 shortly after moving to Ft. Lauderdale. She made quite and impression on me, just as she did with anyone who met her. So many of us often referred to her as “Mother” or “Ma,” and for a lot of guys that came to FL and weren’t close to their own mothers, that is exactly how they felt about her. I was lucky enough to get to know her and her family more than casually and spend lots of time with them throughout the years. Unfortunately I lost touch in the last few years but there was no way I could have ever forgotten about her. She will be greatly missed.

Joe & Tommy Lee - Feb 1, 2011
Richard Coulter - Feb 1, 2011

R.I.P. Lois i am sorry to see you go for you made many people laugh including myself & was loved by many. You will be missed dearly! My condolences go out to the family. Richard Coulter

Anthony La Sala - Feb 1, 2011

Your smile and laughter was contagious. You were a joy to see at the Alibi during relaxing afternoon lunches with friends. You are missed, but will not be forgotten.

Greg Phelps - Feb 1, 2011

Goodbye to one of the most loving and fun “Mothers” on the planet…in the 20 years you have been a part of my life, you never failed at making me smile…you will be greatly missed!

Stacey Voss Billy Gilliland - Jan 31, 2011

Our deapest simpathy to the family

Adam Burnett - Jan 31, 2011

They say in life that you cannot pick your family, well you can’t pick your In-laws either. If I would have searched I would not have found a better or a more loving family to join thru my partner in life. Lois was usually at the helm of all things good and sometimes a little bit crazy that went on in the Kessinger family. I can say after 25 years of being close to the family it was never once uneventful, thanks Lois for living such a full life for yourself and for those around you as well. You will always be in our minds and our hearts, Adam

Pete and Sarah Ranshaw - Jan 31, 2011

Our deepest sympathies to all on the passing of my Aunt Lois.

Pete Ranshaw

JOHN FELICIANO - Jan 31, 2011

Mother (Lois) I will truly miss you.. We had a Special Bond Friendship and I will always remember the Great Times we had. My condolences to all your Wonderful Children and your Very Special Husband (Father) George Sr… You were the Alibi & BackStreet and Life itself & Always will be in my Heart Forever.

Love Always & Forever,
John (Your Adopted Son)xoxoxo

Brenda (Ranshaw) Moore - Jan 31, 2011

I remember my Aunt Lois as being vivacious and quick witted. She loved to laugh and always had a twinkle in her eye. She’ll be missed.

David Litty & Jeff Nelson - Jan 31, 2011

To MOM, sweet memories and condolences to both George’s, Jimmie, Bev & the rest of the family.

Fond, fond memories of one the sweetest gals that was always there for us and the rest of the guys…no matter what! A great smile, a fun quip or even a stern reprimand when we were just a little over the edge!

To Lois…To MOM…from all of us who adored you!

Dave & Jeff

Bella da Ball - Jan 30, 2011

Deepest sympathy in your loss. Sending hugs and thoughts.
Bella da Ball/Brian

Wanda - Jan 30, 2011

My deepest sympathies to the Kessinger family. Lois was a truely wonderful person. We will all miss her here in South Florida. I hope I brought as much laughter to her as the joy she brought me. From an Alibi Angel to now a true angel at heart. Bless you.

(ed sawyer)

Charlie Daraghy - Jan 30, 2011

I knew Lois from her waiting tables @ Alibi and always looked forward to seeing her. She was always pleasant to the customers, proud of George, and just a pleasure to be around.
My condolences to the family.

Paul Murphy - Jan 30, 2011

My Heart goes out to the Kessinger & Alibi Family. I met Lois when I joined the Alibi Angels in Jan 1998. I am still with that team and so is she. She was our biggest fan (and loudest!)and Always brought Smiles and good cheer to everyone she came in contact with. On top of that you could always see her serving up smiles at the Alibi for many years with an infectious laughter. She will be sorely missed by a Community that Loved her deepley. RIP Lois. xoxo

Fabricio Azevedo - Jan 30, 2011

My sincere condolences to the Kessinger family.

Joe Bartczak - Jan 30, 2011

My condolences go out to George Jr, Jimmy and all the Kessinger family. Lois’s passing just closes another chapter in my life of several losses over the past few years. It just shows how fragile life is. I knew Lois for over 30 years, and will always remember her robust spunk and friendship. I still can hear her walking in the room with that famous “Hi Ya Honey”. She always had a kind word for everyone. Our community has lost a true legend that was admired by all.

S. Ward - Jan 30, 2011

My prayers to the Kessinger family in your time of mourning.

Bobby Gagne - Jan 30, 2011

Lois will always be in my heart as a friend, a mother, and a loving person. She brought joy into the lives of all who knew her. May she rest in peace.

Buck Bachman - Jan 30, 2011

I am very sad.
She was so awesome to me and many others.
Lois, you surely will be missed.
Thanks for all you did for our community and for many people.
You were very loving and accepting.
Thanks for sharing things with us too.

Much love to you and your family

Albert Leon - Jan 30, 2011

Lois will be missed and her kindness will not be forgotten.

Barry Browder - Jan 30, 2011

Lois will be deeply missed by all of us “old timers” at Georgie’s Alibi. She always had a laugh and a kind word for all of those she loved. We are sad to see her go but relieved that she’s no longer in pain.

Ronald J. Catalano - Jan 29, 2011

Deepest sympathy to the Kessinger clan.

Lisa Radwan - Jan 29, 2011

Lois was a wonderful woman that I greatly admired. She was smart, funny and kind. I am blessed to have known her and call her my friend. I will miss her dearly.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


Joel Binkley - Jan 29, 2011

Lois (and all the Kessingers) was so kind to me at a time when I needed kindness the most. I will remember her with such fondness as will the countless others who knew her. JTB

Suzanne Sousa - Jan 28, 2011

I was lucky to have had the opportunity to know Lois Kessinger. She was a strong woman that I greatly admired; she was a wonderful wife, mother and friend.

Lois had a sharp wit, contagious laugh and sparkling eyes. She absolutely lit up a room when she entered it.

My thoughts and prayers are with her husband George, her children and all of her wonderful family.

I will miss you dearly Lois.


Jim, Martha & Brent Kessinger - Jan 27, 2011
Robert (Bob) Poster - Jan 27, 2011

Lois Kessinger was a most charming, lovely and gracious lady, who will be greatly missed in our Wilton Manors, Florida, and Fort Lauderdale area community. Always most kind to me personally, and simply fun to chat with, I feel her loss very greatly.

My deepest condolences to her husband George, their children, and to all her family. May this wonderful lady rest in peace, and be rewarded now for the happiness she brought to so many others. Lois, we miss you.

Bob Poster