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Della Dean Kershner


Della Dean Kershner, 89, La Crosse, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home.

Della Dean Kershner, 89, La Crosse, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home.

She was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Potwin to George and Iva (Scrivner) Newbury.

She married Frank U. Kershner on June 25, 1942, in Larned. He preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1972. She owned and operated RC Sundries, Rush Center, for seven years, and La Crosse Liquor for 20 years.

Survivors include a son, Jim Kershner, and wife, Sherry, La Crosse; two daughters, Caroletta Larkin, La Crosse, and Edra Powell and husband, Tim, Sanger, Texas; a sister, Marcelene Mardis, Corpus Christi; 11 grandchildren, Conni Souder, Thackerville, Okla., Craig Honderick, Sanger, Texas, Tate Kershner and wife, Amy, Hays, Kelli Legleiter and husband, Craig, La Crosse, Tim Kershner, Hays, Cody Powell, Mary Powell, Keith Powell, Billy Powell, Crystal Powell, and Johnny Powell, all of Sanger; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, David Newbury.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Family will receive friends at the Walnut Valley Senior Center, Rush Center, immediately following the service.

Memorials are suggested to the Rush County Amusement Company, or donor's choice in care of Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.charterfunerals.com.