Chester Kershner, 87, Moran, died Sunday evening, March 24, 2013 at Moran Manor Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 3, 1925 in Blue Mound, to his parents George Franklin and Ada Roney Kershner. He was raised by his foster parents Bert Clinton and Isabell Hartman Krull.
He married Lois Irene Ross on Feb. 28, 1947 in Mound City. She preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2011.
Chester served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II with the U.S. Navy in the Lion Four group. He was a member of Moran United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He worked for McAdams Construction for over 40 years. He also worked as an insurance agent and as Moran city clerk. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, watching both his kids and grandchildren grow and participate in sports and socializing at Chancy’s.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Kershner and his wife Connie, Chanute, and Dennis Kershner and his wife Jan, Iola; a sister, Darlene Cyre, Overland Park; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Lois, he was preceded in death by his parents and foster parents; five brothers, Iiron, David and Claude Kershner, Hubert Shaw, Rollon Wright; two sisters, Anabelle Linhardt and Rosita Beck; and a grandson, Christopher Kershner.
The Rev. Bill LaPorte will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church of Moran under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fort Scott National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Olson-Frary-Burkhart Post 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility or Moran United Methodist Church and left in care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
Robert Patrick Shields, 90, Iola, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Windsor Place Nursing Center, Iola.Bob was born March 28, 1924, in Hollywood, Calif. His parents were Frank J. and Lucille (Preble) Shields. He moved with his family to St. Joseph, Mo., where he graduated from... [More]
Hazel Marie (Fort) Lile, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Richmond Healthcare in Richmond. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Garnett. Burial will be in Paola Cemetery.
Leah Gardner, 79, Leavenworth, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at her residence. Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery, Iola, with the Rev. Lloyd Houk officiating from Allen County Hospice.Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Belden Larkin... [More]
WICHITA — For an old baseball coach nothing compares to sharing stories.Like a staff ace in the midst of a three-hitter, Val McLean peppered his audience Saturday with a handful of delightful yarns at his induction ceremony into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame.McLean,... [More]
Iolans will have a new pastime to enjoy in the spring. A disc golf course is currently being constructed on South Washington Avenue.The Community Involvement Task Force, a Kansas State PRIDE group, received a $25,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City... [More]
LAWRENCE — With all the ease of a native son, President Barack Obama felt right at home Thursday morning on the University of Kansas campus.“I’m a Kansas guy,” Obama enthused, to which the crowd of more than 7,100 roared in return.Obama noted his “deep... [More]
BURLINGTON — An impressive display from beyond the arc allowed Iola High’s Fillies to run away to a 69-26 win over Santa Fe Trail for seventh place at the Burlington Midseason Tournament on Saturday.Iola shot a perfect 10-10 on 3-pointers in the game.“When you’re... [More]
BURLINGTON — Another fourth quarter comeback was thwarted in the final seconds of the Burlington Midseason Tournament’s finale on Saturday. The Iola High Mustangs’ last-ditch effort went for naught against Santa Fe Trail, despite outscoring the Chargers 25-16... [More]
- Cubs win, other schools fall short
- Iola wrestling succeeds individually at Labette
- Lancers steamroll MV
- Crest girls fend off Marmaton Valley
- Women defeat Ottawa JV 72-51
- Lady Cats pull to 51-35 win at Marmaton
- Iola wrestling team has high, low points at home opener
- SCC girl’s basketball takes sixth at Yates Center tourney