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.
Ura Claire Oliver passed from this life April 10, 2014, in Norman, Okla., with her daughter, son-in-law, son and grandson by her side. Claire died of heart failure. She was 93. Claire was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Iola, where she attended Iola Junior College from 1939 to 1941. When... [More]
Verna Darlene Kaplan, 86, Olathe, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2014, at Garden Terrace of Overland Park.She was born July 1, 1927, in Mildred, daughter of Joseph and Ionia Brown. She graduated from Iola High School. She worked as a legal secretary for many years and ended... [More]
John Lewis Applegate was born in Iola to James Lewis and Mary Francis Applegate on Feb. 26, 1941. He was raised on a farm in Carlyle until he enlisted into the U.S. Army where he served three years in Germany.John was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Rachel... [More]
When Iolans flip a switch to turn on lights, it’s the result of a number of dominoes having fallen in a favorable pattern.That sounds simple enough, but the nuts and bolts of how Iola purchases power, from whom and the nuances of the process are more complicated.An important... [More]
Wilbur Rogan, whose fastball was so good he was called “Bullet,” is one of several Kansas City Monarch baseball players whose exploits will be told here Tuesday evening. Phil Dixon, who has written nine books about black players in baseball, will talk about Rogan... [More]
Last year the Mothers of Miracles put on its first Stroll and Roll event. The purpose was to help educate and bring awareness to families, friends and neighbors about children with special needs. The organization didn’t know what to expect.“Last year’s turnout... [More]
YATES CENTER — Humboldt High’s baseball squad took advantage of nine Yates Center errors in scoring 10 unearned runs Thursday afternoon.The Cubs hardly needed the help. They also rapped out 12 hits in a 20-0 victory.Things were a little more palatable for the... [More]
YATES CENTER — Humboldt High’s softball program has reached some pretty lofty heights in recent years.Never before have the Lady Cubs done what transpired Thursday.Humboldt pounded out nine home runs in 17-1 and 5-1 wins over host Yates Center in a key Tri-Valley... [More]