Family Login:

Share This Obituary

Send Flowers
 Send Flowers

Memories & Candles

“My deepest condolences to your family. May God provide strength and comfort as you endure the days ahead. ( 2 Corthinians 1:3,4). ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss. I was a nurse at Heartland when Fern worked there and my daughter Sherry worked in the kitchen with her. She was a nice...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Blackburn - Oak Hill, OH

“I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be there to strengthen you at this time. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“This was a great lady and I am glad I knew her. I work with her for many years at Heartland until she retired. So sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Stacee Ward - Jackson, OH

“Deep sympathy for the Gussler family. I remember Fern being a hard worker and wonderful Christian woman. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Cheri Gwin-Bieniek - Wooster, OH

“An Angel has entered heaven. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Lena Coogan - Hillsboro, OH

Fern Gussler, age 77 of Byer, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at The Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born May 9, 1940 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Cecil and Sally McKenzie Rowland. Fern was a former dietician for Heartland of Jackson for more than 27 years. She was a faithful member of the Rt. 327 Holiness Church for 44 years. Fern enjoyed attending her church, spending time with her family and spending time outside gardening. She is survived by her 3 children, Bob Gussler of Ray, Mike Gussler of Chillicothe and Patricia Hamiliton-Morris of McArthur; 3 sisters, Vera McGrath of Wellston, Wanda Christian of Columbus and Twala Taylor of Columbus; as well as 8 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Fern was preceded in death in 2012 by her husband, whom she was married to for 53 wonderful years, Robert Gussler; an infant daughter, Cynthia Ann; and 3 brothers, Clement Rowland, William Rowland and Morlen Rowland. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Friday at 2 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Harper officiating. Burial will follow at the Salem Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent to the family at