Carol Ann Kershner, 78, of Burlington, died at 3:54 AM Friday, February 16, 2018, in Burlington.
Born July 31, 1939, in Washington, IA, she was the daughter of Raymond Leslie and Clara Beatrice Stone Baker. On December 21, 1963, she married Arthur Monroe Kershner in Burlington.
Carol's first job was at Montgomery Wards in Burlington, where she was introduced to Arthur Kershner, by her boss, Leona Kershner (Arthur Kershner's mother). Carol owned and operated her own pet-grooming business for 47 years, loved working at Donut Land and later worked at Mediapolis Vet Clinic and Vista Bakery.
She graduated from West Chester High School in West Chester, IA in May of 1957.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She loved her family, all animals, and quilting. She especially loved going to family gatherings, and going to Florida in the spring, and Colorado in the fall. She also enjoyed walking outdoors and at Westland Mall. She loved her Iowa Hawkeyes and Denver Broncos football teams.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur; six sons, Steve Kershner, Chuck (Sue) Kershner, Les Kershner, Randy Kershner, Wayne (Teesa) Kershner, and Gerald (Becky) Kershner all of Burlington; two daughters, Lisa (Robert "Bob") Lies of Key Largo, FL, and Shannon (Shane) Mostashiry of Parker, CO; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Karen (Everett) Speas of Waco, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Monday, February 19, 2018 from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM, with family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Mrs. Kershner will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Burlington First Assembly with Reverend Don Crawford and Reverend Scott Collier officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. A time of food and fellowship will be held at Burlington First Assembly of God following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Great River Hospice, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Des Moines County Animal Shelter.
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