Nancy L. Kesler died peacefully surrounded by her loving family June 20. Those that knew Nancy would say she was a strong, kind woman, beautiful both inside and out, who cared about her family, friends and community deeply.
Nancy was born Nov. 10, 1936 to Bill and Lorena Long. She spent her childhood in Speedway before marrying the love of her life, Glen Kesler. Nancy and Glen had a wonderful life together, building a family with their three children, traveling the world and enjoying their time with each other every step of the way.
Nancy relished the various jobs she had through her younger years, and making the absolute best of her retirement doing all the things she loved. A social being at heart, Nancy cherished the friendships she made through the years and touched so many people along her journey of life. Glen and Nancy were fortunate to call the St. Petersburg/Fort Myers areas of Florida their home away from home for much of their married life, and there she also cultivated friendships that lasted until the end of her days. Whether in Florida or Indiana, she enjoyed a variety of hobbies and being outdoors, but her love of golf was unsurpassed. Nancy participated in and served as leadership for golf leagues at a number of local courses over the years, including Mohawk Hills, Pebble Brook and Brookshire. In addition to her hobbies, Nancy volunteered throughout the community, most recently at Grand Park and St. Vincent’s Carmel Hospital. She was a member of College Park Church.
Of all her passions, nothing compared to the love she had for her family. She is survived by her three children, Destie Ahern, Debbie Kesler and Ben (Sheri) Kesler; four grandchildren, Ashley Ahern-Blanton (Mark), Wesley Ahern, Shelbi Kesler and Sidney Kesler; four great-grandchildren, Jackson, Kathryn, Noah and Skyler; and brother Larry (Dottie) Long. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her brother, Jerry Long.