Winter Holiday 07

Mary M. (Kessans) Northerner

November 16, 1928 ~ December 10, 2019 (age 91)


Tell City, Indiana

Mary Magdalene Northerner, 91, passed away December 10, 2019 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

She was born in Perry County, Indiana on November 16, 1928, daughter of the late George and Catherine (Gramelspacher) Kessans.  Also preceding her in death was her husband, William “Bill” Northerner in 2002, two sons, Richard and Doyle Northerner, grandsons, David Powers and Jay William Northerner, brothers, Raymond, Andrew and Pete Kessans and sisters, Marie Lampkin and Zelma Keith.

Mary was a 1947 graduate of Troy High School and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and the V.F.W Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved many things in life, gardening, dancing, ministering to all, cooking and playing cards at anytime, anywhere, with anyone, especially her grandchildren.  

Mary held many jobs in her life including Lauer Floral Shop, Lincoln Hills Nursing Home, Cotton Mill, General Electric, and retiring from Perry County Memorial Hospital.  A gracious volunteer to her community, she was recognized by the State of Indiana for all her dedicated volunteer work. Mary’s most important job was her family. She was their first and best teacher, teaching them to find God in all things.  Mary wanted her family to understand that the little things were special in life; to take care of each other, give to others and that life was about time and not things. She inspired many qualities, such as, hard work, patience, humility, perseverance, tolerance and forgiveness, that her family hopes to continue to live by. For 91 years her hands have loved, held and protected.  Never meeting a stranger, she had a way to make people feel as though she had been waiting all day just to see them and making her day complete by doing so. Mary will always be our forever and always, our angel and protector. She will be holding us from the home she has always wanted to live in, Heaven.

Surviving are her children, Cathy Powers (Curt), Cannelton, Paul Northerner, Rosemary Lasher (Rodney), Christine Lahee (Jeff), Anna Northerner, Robert Northerner, all of Tell City and Arvin Northerner, Corydon; daughter in law, Kay Norherner, Tell City; 22 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM CST on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic Church. Re. Tony Hollowell will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel on Friday from 3:00-7:00 PM, with a D of I service at 6:00 PM and Saturday 8:30-9:30 AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oakwood Activities Fund.






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December 13, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Huber Funeral Home - Tell City

December 14, 2019

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Huber Funeral Home - Tell City

Mass of Christian Burial
December 14, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church

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