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Mary Ellen Kessee

Mary Ellen (Coley) Kessee, 58 of Westminster, CO and formerly of Streator passed away November 19, 2018 at the St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, CO.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday (December 16th) from 12 – 3 PM at the Streator Moose Lodge.  A private family vigil was held at the home of Traci’s brother (Phillip) on November 22nd.  Kind words and remembrance of Mary was said by a family friend Ray.

Mary was born on August 30, 1960 in Streator to Matthew and Shirley (Allen) Coley.  She married Traci Kessee on September 17, 2016.  He survives.

Also surviving is a son Travis (Kelly) McDonald of McHenry, 2 grandchildren Spencer and Charlotte McDonald, brothers Mike (Sherri) Coley of Wapella and John (Debbie) Coley of Streator, sisters Michelle Coley of Streator and Renee (Tom) Bednar of Streator, aunts, Maxine Dyas of Streator and Betty Koval of Streator, sister-in-law Linda Mc Cade, brothers-in-law Tony Kessee, Danny (Sandy) Kessee, Jeff Kessee and Mike (Deb) Kessee and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Emily Surrock, sister Cynthia Defenbaugh, nephew Kevin Wonders, mother-in-law Mary Williams and father-in-law Don Kessee.

Mary graduated from Northlawn Jr. High and Streator High School in 1978.  She was employed at the Bethesda Senior Living Home in Thorton, CO.

Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister and a wonderful person.  She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Kessee

Dee, Hannah, Aaron, Danelle,& Whiskers Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Kessee

Sally Roach Dec 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Mary's entire family. I've known Mary for many years and at one time we worked at Ken's tavern together when she waitressed there. I always loved Mary because I thought she was a straight shooter who just said things as they were but never judged anyone on their troubles or struggles they may have endured. I always enjoyed our conversations, she was easy to talk to and was always ready to lift others up. I'll remember her wonderful laugh and her great sense of humor. God Bless you Mary...you made an impact on many people, Fly High my friend!!

Sue (Donnell) Buchholz Dec 11 2018 12:00 AM