Beatrice Ann "Bea" Kesling, 83, Kokomo, passed away at 4:33 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, in North Woods Village, Kokomo. Born Oct. 10, 1934, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Harold L. and Marjorie I. (Leach) Ross. On June 8, 1952, in the Shiloh Christian Church, she was married to Irvin Lee Kesling, who survives.
Bea was a graduate of Royal Center High School. She and her husband were longtime owners of a recreational vehicle dealership in Kokomo. In 1983, the couple were the first to import llamas and alpacas to the United States. She enjoyed teaching the llamas and alpacas to square dance. She was also very fond of her banty chickens.
Bea was an accomplished artist. She enjoyed and excelled at painting, ceramics and pottery.
Surviving with her husband of 66 years, Irvin Lee Kesling, are three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gordon Greenman, M.D., Mercer Island, Washington, Lori and Mark Argir, Key Colony Beach, Florida, and Lisa and Rick Wilson, Greentown; one sister, Maxine (Merle) Nice, Royal Center; and her beloved grandchildren, Jennifer Greenman, M.D., and husband Erik Herrmann, Christopher Greenman, M.D., Michael Greenman and his wife Stephanie, Ross Argir and his wife Brandy, Bret Argir, Lee Argir, Trent Karn, Mallory Karn, Corinne Karn and Joseph Drexler; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Todd and Janet Ross.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Bea Kesling will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 12, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, with Pastor Tim McKaig officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Christian Cemetery, Logansport. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite local charity or humane society for the love and care of animals.
You may share condolences and view her video tribute online at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.
Published on July 11, 2018