Kathleen Sershon, 97, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
Surviving are two children, Kathy (Dick) Behrens, Placida, Fla., and John (Victoria) Sershon, Apple River, Ill.; nine grand-children, 18 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; a son, Billie; four grandsons, Donald and David Behrends and Peter and Mark Sershon; two brothers; and five sisters.
Kathleen Elizabeth Bain was born March 10, 1920, in England, Ark. She was the daughter of James and Alice Marsh Bain. Her family moved to Chicago, where Kathleen graduated from high school and then attended business school. Kathleen married John Sershon on March 9, 1939, in Chicago. Kathleen worked as a waitress in a number of restaurants before the couple moved to Iowa in 1978. John preceded her in death in 1989.
Kathleen was the matriarch of a family spanning five generations. She loved to sew, quilt, crochet and make dolls for all her grandchildren. In nice weather, she loved to tend her flower gardens.