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Hester 'Mary' I. Rissler

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hester "Mary" I. Rissler, 92, long-time resident of Putnam and Clay counties, died Thursday.

Mrs. Rissler was born in Putnam County, the daughter of John W. and Mary E. (Muncie) Blair.

She graduated from Reelsville High School and was a member of New Winchester Baptist Church.

She married Rev. Raymond Rissler Sept. 1, 1939.

Mrs. Rissler was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Hilda Baumunk, Helen Akers, Harriet Neier, Hila Emmert, and her husband Feb. 8, 2010.

Hester is survived by daughter Patricia and husband William Hallett, Canadaigua, N.Y., sons James Rissler, Kissimmee, Fla., and Rev. Donald (Laila) Rissler, Brazil, grandchildren Sheri Kershner, Michael Hallett, Brian, Kimberly, Mark and Amy Rissler, and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, at Moore Funeral Home, 142 N. Washington St., Brazil, at 10 a.m., with Dr. James Walter officiating.

Burial will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

Visitation will be at the funeral home, Monday, from 4-8 p.m.