Helen Keesler

Obituary of Helen M. Keesler

Hazel Hurst - Helen M. "Coby" Keesler, 88, of Hazel Hurst, passed away Monday (January 23, 2023) at her residence.


She was born May 10, 1934 in Drummond, PA, the daughter of Robert and Marie Uhl Henry. On March 12, 1955, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mt. Jewett, she married Paul Richard "Dick" Keesler, who died December 28, 2021.


“Coby” worked earlier in life at several locations in the area.  She was employed at The Colonial in Smethport for a period of time, then worked at The Old Kettle, and finally worked in the cafeteria of the Hazel Hurst Elementary School.  She ultimately enjoyed being a homemaker for family, friends and anyone who would come through the door.


She was an avid bowler and enjoyed crosswords.


She is survived by:

One daughter:  Debra L. Keesler of Hazel Hurst

Two sons:  Robert L. Keesler of Hazel Hurst and Paul R. Keesler, Jr. of Kane

One granddaughter:  Dawn Stoddard

One great granddaughter: Mya Stoddard

And several nieces and nephews


In addition to her parents and husband, Coby was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.


There will be no visitation or services. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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