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Edith Lou Hassler

June 19, 1935 — April 18, 2024

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Edith Lou Hassler, who entered eternal rest on April 18, 2024. Born on June 19, 1935, in Houston, Texas to Oliver Hamilton and Eliza Rebecca Pera Lee (Layton) Barger, she departed this earthly life in a Palestine, Texas hospital. Edith spent her early years working at various establishments, including Sears department store, a local bank, and a day care center, before embracing her role as a dedicated homemaker and business partner to her husband, Cotton, for the rest of her days.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, she touched the lives of many with her kindness and generosity. Edith's devotion to her family was unwavering, and her caring nature was felt by all who knew her. Family gatherings at the Hassler home, especially around the holidays, were enjoyed by all, and Edith enjoyed serving as a hostess to her family.  She found solace and strength in her faith, being a founding member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Centerville, where her spirit will forever reside.

Edith's humble and selfless nature shone brightly through her willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her unwavering commitment to others earned her a special place in the hearts of all she encountered. Edith's love for her family and her community defined her life.

In her leisure time, Edith enjoyed the simple pleasures of working on puzzle books, finding joy in the quiet moments of contemplation. Her altruistic spirit and compassionate soul were guiding lights for those around her.  She also enjoyed traveling well into her eighties.

Edith was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Carl "Cotton" Hassler; son, Darrell Wayne Hassler; and siblings, Albert Claude Barger and Betty Lee Barger-Nixon.  She leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion to be cherished by her daughter, Sherry Hassler-Baldwin (Freddie) of Iola; son, Bret Hassler (Shirley) of Centerville; sister Rebecca Elaine Barger-Baker of Gilmer; grandchildren, Eddie Baldwin (Wendy), Shane Hassler, Anna Kelner (Joel), and Bubba Williams (Amber); great-grandchildren, Tyler, Deacon, Joey, Riggs and Destiny; and all those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Edith Lou Hassler at her visitation on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 1 P.M. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Centerville, Texas. The burial will take place on the same day in New Salem Cemetery in the Centerview Community of Leon County, Texas.

Though Edith may no longer walk among us, her spirit will forever remain a beacon of light and love. May she rest in peace, knowing her legacy of kindness will continue to inspire all those who follow in her footsteps.

Pallbearers:  Bret Hassler, Joel Kelner, Tyler Kelner, Deacon Kelner, Eddie Baldwin, Keith Goedecke

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Our Savior Lutheran Church

171 Texas 75, Centerville, TX 75833

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Ends at 2:45 pm (Central time)

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