Earlene Juanita Kessler, 88, of Ft. McCoy, FL passed away May 18, 2016. Born in Knox, IN, she came to this area in 1997 from Sarasota, FL where she resided for over 40 years. She was a retired school teacher and continued working as a teacher’s assistant until just before her death. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Geeraerts and her husband Art of Ft. McCoy and 2 grandchildren, Westley Kessler of Ft. McCoy and Sasha Kessler of Ocala. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck and her son, Kevin. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at Pine United Methodist Church (6827 NE 175th St. Rd. Citra, FL 32113) on Tuesday, May 31st at 11AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches www.youthranches.org . Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals and Cremation 954 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala 236-5884.