Joan Kessler (nee Mullins) loving wife of the late Kent, beloved mother of the late Evelyn Patton (State Senator Tom Patton), Marilyn Brown (Gordon) and James Michael Hawkins (Jennifer); cherished grandmother of Shannon Patton Southworth (Duke), Erin Graziani (Mike), the late Thomas F. Patton II, James Michael Hawkins II, Meghan Schepis (Tony), Shawn D. Hawkins, Melissa Brown, Steven K. Hawkins. Devoted great grandmother of Owen and Colin Southworth, Madelyn Hawkins, Riley Hawkins, Kayleigh Patton, Maeve and Fiona Graziani and Anthony Schepis III. Loving sister of the late Herman Mullins (Pat) and Carolyn Morris (Forrest); and dear friend of Oscar Hawkins.
She passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at home, following a hard fought battle with cancer.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 202 East Main St., Spencer. Funeral service will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.