Kathy Coressel


Kathy E. Coressel, 58, of Defiance, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born on September 29, 1955, to Charles and Ruth (Turner) Meade in Dickenson County, Va. On December 5, 2003, she married Gerald Coressel Sr. after being together 32 years.

Kathy retired from Sauder Woodworking in 2001. She was a member of the Moose and the AMVETS of Defiance. She loved country music and her two dogs, Prinny and Princess.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald; son, Joseph Thompson; stepsons, Gerald Coressel Jr., Eric Coressel and David Coressel; stepdaughters, April Coressel and Sonya Mesker, all of Defiance; two grandchildren; 23 stepgrandchildren; 14 great-stepgrandchildren; godmother to Haley Celestino and Addisyn Hanenkrath; brothers, Gary (Teresa) Turner of N.C., and Danny Mullins; and sisters, Wanda (Ray) Mendez, Darlene (Rudy) Celestino and Sandra Harbin, all of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronald Hostettler; and two stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at the funeral home with Rev. Max Begley and Rev. Brent Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, rural Defiance.

The family requests memorials be directed to the American Lung Association and a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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