Sheila R. Kessler

Sheila R. Kessler

1943 – 2023

It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beautiful Mom and Grammy, Sheila Rae Kessler, on April 26, 2023. Sheila was born to Everette and Esther Brogan in Salem, Oregon on April 8, 1943. She was brilliant, resilient, humble, self-made, and full of integrity. In 1965, she graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa. After moving to Edmond, Oklahoma in 1978, Sheila raised two children on her own and made a very successful living in the real estate business for nearly 45 years. She loved traveling to Hawaii and Aruba, doing crossword puzzles, watching sports, and reading, but most of all, Sheila was happiest when she was with her family. Her grandkids were her biggest joy, and she loved supporting each of them in all of their endeavors. Sheila was a very special person, saw the best in people, and will be dearly missed.

Sheila is survived by her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson, Chad, Brittany, and Brogan Kessler, and her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters, Mike, Kara, Emma, Claire, and Ruby Ledbetter, and her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Craig Patterson.

Services are pending at this time.

9 thoughts on “Sheila R. Kessler”

  1. I am very saddened to see this. Sheila was a GREAT person. When she was a Prudential, I had just started my career as a mortgage Loan Officer and she was so wonderful to work with.
    Prayers for her family.

  2. Janice Winchester

    Sheila touched my life in so many ways as a friend, teacher, advisor. I’m deeply saddened. She was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.

  3. Tonya Coffman

    I am truly saddened to see this. Sheila was one of my very first Brokers at Prudential Real Estate. She was also my neighbor for a few short years. My prayers and condolences go out to her family.

  4. Jennifer Lacatus

    I’m just heartbroken. I knew Sheila for 18 years. She was my mentor, friend and neighbor. I’ll miss our dinners and trips driving around looking for tile to remodel something that either she or I needed. Prayers to the family.

  5. Melissa Little

    What a blessing to have a Mom & Grammy as her!
    Sheila was an intentional friend & mentor; selfless in her time & energy for others. I’m a better person for having had the opportunity to have had her in my life! I loved SO many of her character traits “roll up those sleeves girl & get it done” from advising in the office to demoing a flip or swinging a club she gave 110 (& expected the same). She was such an independent & resilient woman. We will miss our dinner dates:). I will cherish her handwritten note she left for me a few years back- “Sheila’s Maui Favs”. She truly was one in a million!

  6. Sheila was my hero. From the time I met her in 1983 she was my mentor . I always told her when I grew up I wanted to be like her! She had a great sense of humor and a warm heart. She cared and shared her knowledge. One of the craziest skits was when we did an” office takeover” when Prudential bought our office which was Merrill Lynch at the time. She came in dressed in gang like clothing (leather,the works) and riding a motor cycle. Prudential’s new owner was a bit in shock!
    She was loved and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  7. Carol Stephens

    Sheila was my broker, mentor and friend. I am deeply saddened. God give comfort to her family. Carol Stephens

  8. John Rice

    When my wife, Mary Lou, and I decided it was time for a career change, we both thought that we would enjoy being in Real Estate sales. We had worked together in churches for a number of years with me as Minister of Music, and Mary Lou as Organist and in charge of children’s choirs. We loved working together, and we felt certain that we would enjoy working together in Real Estate. We called Bob and Jerri Brown, the Realtors who had helped us find a house when we moved back to Edmond, and they recommended that we try Prudential. We went to a Real Estate training clinic and got our licenses, then contacted the Edmond Prudential office, where we met Sheila. Sheila was an excellent trainer and broker!!! She KNEW the Real Estate Business inside and out!! She gave good advice and training. She was in charge, but she was an excellent broker, teacher and friend! She was a fun person to be around, and she will be missed. John Rice

  9. Sandra Hawkins

    I am saddened by Sheila’s passing. I first met Sheila in 3rd grade and we became best friends right away. Over the years we lost contact, but am grateful for her friendship and all the memories. She was a beautiful and special person.

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