Alice Joyce Kessler, 86, formerly of Mount Carmel, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Bloomsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center, Bloomsburg.
Born July 1, 1933 in Tamaqua the daughter of the late William E. and Clara V. (Griscavage) Neifert.
A. Joyce attended Mount Carmel Schools. She ran Neifert's Candy Store, Mt Carmel and also worked at Reed's Icecream Shop, Mt. Carmel, The Greeks, Mt. Carmel, Dr. Houser's, Tamaqua, and Dr. Lewis's, Shamokin. But her favorite work of all was being a housewife. She loved her family and always made a happy home. She also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, camping, and going on family trips and vacations. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel.
Along with her parents, A. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years and the love of her life: Blaine Kessler, 2017. Brother: William Neifert Jr. and Sister: Nancy Trefsgar.
Surviving are five children: Diane Fest of Danville; Blaine Kessler Jr. and wife Mary Ann of Georgia; Eugene Kessler and wife Deborah of Florida; Joyce Burke of Bloomsburg, and Klara Jean Williams and husband Jim of Mt. Carmel. Sisters: Barbara Toter of Mechanicsburg; Patricia D'Alexander of Virginia; and Sandra Fodor of Kulpmont. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel with Rev. Kay Painter officiating. Visitation 11:30 AM until the time of service Saturday, January 18 at the church.
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services, Mt. Carmel is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Heizenroth III, FD Ashley D'Andrea, Supervisor.
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