Condolence & Memory Journal

I knew Lenora through St Philip's church. She will be missed.

Posted by Glenna Greenslit - Charleston, SC   May 09, 2019

Yes, Charleston has lost a fine southern lady. Lenora and Ray were among the Rumble's first friends when we landed and Lenora taught us all we needed to know with her big smile and gracious ways. I treasured my visits with her these past 5 years, going out to lunch at the yacht club and our great conversations. The sparkle in her eyes always danced with as much energy and light as her spirit. And did she ever LOVE her children and grand children! Lenora was so very proud of each of you and delighted in telling me all about you. Please know that I am sending my heartfelt condolences your way. I planted my garden on Wednesday for Lenora and I know she knows. Peace, Cathy Rumble Lively

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2019

Posted by Donna Washington - Charleston, SC   May 01, 2019

Nick and I met Ray and Lenora at CofC functions. And we played bridge occasionally with him and I with her. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with her family. Nick and Marie Thompson

Posted by - SC   May 01, 2019


Goodbye to a true Southern Lady - my aunt by birth but my friend by choice. I will miss you and our conversations and visits! Am sure there will be a new star in the Southern Sky!

Posted by Jean Waugh - West Columbia, SC - family   May 01, 2019

Mrs. Kessler always had a big smile upon greeting people. Joe and I send heartfelt sympathy to her family.

Posted by Beverly Stoney - Charleston   May 01, 2019

I never knew Miss Lenora in her younger years of multitude endeavors and great accomplishments I knew her in the latter years as a very gracious regal and beautiful woman of God who was a member of St Philips. She always had a kind word to say to me and I so enjoyed looking into her beautiful face and her very gracious and delicate features were elegant even in the latter years praise God she's with Jesus I'm so looking forward to seeing her again in the future in the kingdom of our God God bless Lenora for a life well Lived. I will truly miss her until we meet again and I look forward to conversations with her and the Lord

Posted by Heather Dawson - Charleston, SC   April 30, 2019

Sending love to the family of my beautiful Aunt Lenora. We were so glad to see her a few weeks ago when we visited from Nebraska! She's with Uncle Ray now, so at peace again.

Posted by Susan (Spell) Wedige - LaVista, NE - Family   April 30, 2019

The Women's Council of the Gibbes, along with the staff extends our deepest condolences for your loss. We remember Lenora fondly as a long-time supporter of the arts in Charleston.

Posted by Angela Mack - Charleston, SC - Acquaintance   April 30, 2019