Patricia L. Kershner

February 17, 1954 ‒ May 20, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Patricia L. Kershner, age 61, of Fredericktown passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the James Cancer Clinic in Columbus.

She was born on February 17, 1954 in Mount Vernon to Oscar and Creta (Tablett) Hunt. Patricia was employed at Edward Jones as the Business Office Administrator for over nine years, was a member of Fredericktown United Methodist Church and Marriage Encounter Group. She enjoyed church activities and was active as a Sunday School Teacher and Emmaus/Chrysalis. Patricia enjoyed camping, cooking, baking and listening to worship music. But most of all, she loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband William Kershner; two sons, Kurt (Kalvari) Kershner of Fredericktown, Kyle (Jennifer) Kershner of Fredericktown; five grandchildren, Annabelle, Andrew, Austin, Eliana, and Nadia Kershner; and her parents Oscar and Creta Hunt of Fredericktown.

Patricia was preceded in death by her sister Connie Harris and her grandmother Ellen Tablett.

Friends may call on Monday from 5-8PM at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. A service will be held on Tuesday, at the church, beginning at 11AM with Rev. Dr. Keith Bohley officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Rd., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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  • Dear Family, We are saddened by the news of Pat’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we all know she is smiling again with our Lord in Heaven free from pain and struggle. Praying for your loss. John and Diana

  • Kurt, Kalvari and family,
    We are sending our condolences and love to your family in this terrible time. She was obviously a great woman to have raised a family like yours. We hope this tough time is as easy as it can be as you remember all the good that she brought to this world.
    Love Allison and Dayne

  • Kurt, Kyle, and Families
    So sorry to hear about you mom you are in our thoughts and prayers if we can do anything for any of you let us know God be with you in this time of sorrow. The Cisco’s Jonathan D, Carol J, and Jonathan Gordon Cisco

  • Bill, Kurt, Kalvari, Kyle, Jenn and family,

    Sending our deepest sympathy on your loss. I feel privileged to have worked with Pat at Ward/Kraft. She was a wonderful Christian women who touched many lives. She will be missed but is in a much better place now.

  • I’m so very sorry for the loss of Patty, she is and always will be a very beautiful person in the eyes of all who knew her. God will keep her safe in his arms and has taken all the pain away forever, she will always remain in your hearts and loving memories till you all reunite together some day. May God Bless you all and Patty.

  • My heart aches for Bill, Kurt, Kyle and their families. Pat was a wonderful lady and will be sorely missed by so many. May God be close to each of you in the days ahead.

  • Bill, Kurt, Kalvari, Kyle and Jenn and family,
    God has touched many people through Patty’s giving heart, I am so saddened to hear of her passing. Many prayers of peace and comfort to you, knowing that Jesus is carrying you in his arms to help you through this time of sorrow and grief. Bless your family and praise God that she is no longer dealing with any pain, but is celebrating her life, now with Jesus now. Love to you all. Karen

  • We both have had the priviledge of knowing Pat in our community & through 4H, church & Christian fellowship-Chrysalis etc … What a lovely Lady who will Be missed … Sending prayers to her whole Family @ this time

  • Bill& family, my condolences with the passing of Patty, her memory and spirit will live on long after those of us that knew her. She was always a joy to be around and her spirit and kindness will never be forgotten. Patty will be missed by all of us.

  • My prayers go out to you Bill & your family, I was close to you both at a younger age, Patty lived right by me on salem road, rode the same bus, so sorry for your loss, God bless you, Greg.

  • So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Pat was a very special lady.

  • Bill, Kurt, Kyle, & families,
    Pat was a very special lady who had a tremendous testimony and such a love for her family and friends. She leaves behind such a great legacy of love! We are praying that God will bring you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

  • How many wonderful memories we have of Pat and your family! You are our all time favorite next door neighbors. Pat was such a sweet, giving lady and our world is a bit darker without her. Please know we are thinking of you all during this time.

  • Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Bill,
    My heart goes out to you. I pray that the God of all comfort might wrap his arms of love and grace around you and your family. Pat was an incredible lady of faith. Know you are surrounded by prayer.
    Mike Somerville

  • Kurt and Kalvari and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. If I can do anything for you please let me know.

  • Bill and Family,
    We are so saddened by your loss. The loss of Pat’s sweet spirit will be felt in the community, as well for sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Praise God she has been perfectly healed.

  • Kershner Family,

    Just last Sunday in Sunday school we were asked to share about a mature believer who had delt with a discouraging situation and what we have learned from their reaction to the situation. I only have shared a few moments with your family but the impact you have had on our church and my family could only be a God thing. We have all learned what true trust in the Lord looks like through Pat. What an amazing witness to telling your storm how big God is instead of telling God how big your storm is. Pat’s love for her savior was undeniable. Our prayers for the entire family,
    Todd, Kristine, Katie and Leah Lindeman

  • Dear Bill,
    Deb and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of Pat….. Know that you and your family are in our prayers

    Deb and Fred Robinson

  • I can still hear Pat’s laugh. I can’t say I ever saw Pat without a smile on her face. Kershner family, you are such a faithful and Godly bunch may the Lord keep you strong through the months to come. You are in our prayers.

  • Bill and Family
    I am so sad to hear of your great loss. Patty (as all her classmates remember her) was always one who brightened a room and made you feel good just being in her presence. She is now in our Lord’s presence and no doubt causing Him to smile.
    I can still hear her vibrant laugh and see her bright smile. We will surely miss her. May God be very near all of you.
    Deb and Don Hawk

  • Words can’t express the feelings we all are having upon this news. You are all so blessed to have had Patty as a part of your world for such a long time. I pray that you all have as easy a time moving through this time together as possible and know that she truly is smiling down on you moving forward.

  • Deepest condolences to Kurt and the Kershner family. Heaven has gained a sweet woman.

  • Bill & family. So sorry. What a wonderful lady. Will keep you in my prayers. Bob Harrod

  • I know you will all grieve deeply the loss of such a loveable woman. Pat was able to love many and, thus, easy to love! I will be praying for the family in the days ahead.

  • So sorry to hear about pat. we grew up together in the salem church community. your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Jeff.

  • We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the Kershner family during this difficult time…….

  • Dear Bill and Family,
    Our hearts are saddened to learn of Pat’s passing. She had the most wonderful smile all the time. Even if you were down after talking with her your spirits were lifted and you were smiling as well.
    She has certainly been welcomed home by our Lord. May you and the family rest in the comfort of knowing she is well and happy. Missed deeply more than words can say of course but happy in the presence of God.
    Heaven has another Angel for sure.
    Karen & Gordon Johnson

  • Dear Kyle, Jenn, Ellie, Nadia & Kurt & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I know it has been a difficult journey and we were all praying for more time. May the God of all comfort be with every one of you and help you to feel peace and support. Offering continued prayers for your whole family.
    Laura Statler

  • I am so sorry to here about Pat passing. She was such a geart lady. Prayers are sent to you and your family.

  • Dear Bill and Family,

    We are saddened to hear of Patty’s passing, definitely a dark time for your family. Like so many others, I can still hear her laughter and see her smile. She left such a beautiful, Godly legacy. God bless you during this difficult time.

    In sympathy and love,

    Morgan and Marla (Schonauer) Dague

  • Dear Creta, Oscar, and the Entire Kershner Family, A beautiful spirit is winging her way to Heaven and the skies will be brighter now. Patti was such a sweet spirit and she always had a smile for everyone. She has left us much too early, but God must have needed a sweet new angel. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • What a beautiful person–both inside and out. I always enjoyed running into her because of her huge smile, bubbly personality and positive attitude. What a fine legacy she leaves through her wonderful family. Prayers for peace and comfort to the family. Loove her sons and daughters-in law! Hugs

  • To Pat’s Family,

    I’m so sadden to hear of Pat. Her smile and positive attitude
    will always stay with me. What an angel!

  • My deepest sympathy to Pat’s family. I felt like her friend the very first time I met her. I welcomed her to sit at our table at her very first Edward Jones regional meeting. We sat together every meeting after that. We always shared a hug. I wish I had known she was involved with emmaus as I am too. She is now resting in Jesus’ arms and she will welcome us home one day.

    God Bless you all. I pray you will find comfort in knowing you will see her again & that she is now healed.

  • Dear Bill.,
    We all loved Patty as we were all growing up together…She always had a kind gentle spirit that followed her .
    Respectfully & with sincere regret.
    lv, Susan

  • Pat was such a special person. She was loved and will be missed by many. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Bill & Family,

    We are saddened to hear of Patty’s passing. God needed another Angel for his garden and you know he always picks the best. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Bill, Kyle, Kurt and family . I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for all of you. I didn’t know Pat that well but when we would see each other she was so pleasant. If I can do anything Please let me know…

  • I haven’t seen Patti for years, but she always had a great smile. Such a happy person!

  • To the entire Kershner Family,

    We are so saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. She was a remarkable woman that helped in every single way imaginable. We will always remember her gentle loving spirit and her warm smile. We as a family will continue to keep your entire family under lots of prayers during this very difficult time. We are thinking of you during these times, please do not hesitate to let us know if any one of you need anything.

  • Bill many fond memories of times we shared in Fredericktown with you and Patti. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family members at this time.

    Rich and Janet Hiles

  • Dear Bill & family,
    Pat was a good lady. I have fond memories of her working with me at the real estate office. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Max and Kathleen Schonauer family

  • Since both of us have lost spouses, parents, and recently a son, we can readily identify with your loss of wife, mother, grandmother, daughter! Pat was a dear friend to us, a helpful Edward Jones representative and, above all, a co-believer in the faith and in our Fredericktown United Methodist Church. Now that the Lord has translated her into the Church Triumphant, that distant shore seems closer and certainly is our ultimate destination also. Our loss is Heaven’s gain, and Pat is home at last!

  • Bill and family – Bill and I are deeply saddened and hold your family in our prayers. We will remember Pat’s smile, her spirit, and her enthusiasm for life and for her Lord. What a great role model she was for all of us.

  • Dear Bill and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. What a wonderful lady. I have so many fond memories of you two beginning way back when you hung the swing in my mom’s apple tree for Kurt and Becky and then working with you both at Ward/Kraft. Highlights of my life, I loved running into you two from time to time, you brightened my day.
    Find Peace in knowing you had that love that we all search for. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love Debbie and family

  • Bill and Family,

    Pat had such a contagious smile and wonderful Spirit. She was a true example of God’s spirit and personality. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Bill and family,
    I am deeply saddened by Patty’s passing. I know she took part of all of you with her. Hold on to your memories, no one can take them away!
    My prayers for comfort and peace.
    As others have said, I will always see her smile and hear her laugh! Contagious!

  • We are saddened to hear of Patty’s passing .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .

  • Creta, Oscar and family I am so sorry for your loss .You are in my thoughts and prayers.Grief is very difficult ,even when you are holding the Heavenly Fathers hand.I am sorry also I somehow was unaware of Ellen`s passing.Please extend my condolences to the entire family.
    In Christian Love
    Cathy Barnes

  • Bill and Family,
    My heart goes out to you. Patti was a very special lady. I know she will watch over you.
    Love Cousin Sue


  • May God comfort you all at this time. Even though we can not be there in person, we are with you all in spirit. Pat, your mom, grandmother will be watching over each one of you. She is brightening up heaven with her smile and laugh. Hope you all feel the peace she is spreading over all of you. We send our love, hugs and kisses to each one of you. Love your cousins,
    Cheryl, Robert & Ramiro

  • Creta and Oscar:

    May god bring peace to you both knowing Pat is in heaven brightening up everything with her smile and laugh. Just know we are with you in spirit since we aren’t there in person. We send you our love, hugs & kisses. Pat is watching over you both. God bless you both.
    Love your niece and nephews,
    Cheryl, Robert & Ramiro

  • To all of Patty’s family,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Patty was always so positive and such a wonderful classmate of FHS 1972. I still remember well how you purchased my parents’ retirement home from me at a time that was very stressful in my life, and the relief it provided to me and my family at that time.

    I wish you all of the best and will reserve a spot in my heart and memories for Patty who always exemplified the spirit of our class.

    Jesse Ramey

  • Bill and family, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time . She is resting in peace , hold onto all the special memories.

  • To Bill and family,
    Dave, Becky and I want to express our sincere sympathy to you and your family and this difficult time. Knowing that Pat is with our Lord and Savior, has to be the best blessing to help ease your pain. God Bless you all.

  • I am so saddened to hear about Pat. She was a remarkable Lady.
    I am honored to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • From Classmates of Patty’s:
    -So sad to hear this. Prayers to her family ~ Mary Crumbaker Phelps
    -Sad news about a lovely lady. I will always see her bright smile in my mind. She’ll be lighting up heaven now. ~ Marcia Blackford Warren
    -Recalling Patty’s infectious smile and vibrant joy. We were in band together. Sad hearing of her passing and am grateful she is released into the full embrace of grace. ~ Kim Coffing
    -Sad to see, so many memories. Her spirit touched us all and her memory will always be with us. praying for the family. ~ Ed Clawson
    -Prayers from our family, thank you for letting us know. ~ Vicki Durbin Carroll
    – So sad. Such a wonderful person. Thinking of her family at this difficult time. ~ Connie Carter Bryant
    – Prayers on the way, sorry to hear this, May God Bless! She is and always will be a beautiful soul! ~ Wendy Henwood Wagner

  • Bill and family

    So sorry two hear about Patty. I know we will all miss her smile and the way she could make everyone laugh.. My prayers are with you.