Dorothea L. Kershner, 81

JULY 15, 1931-OCT. 29, 2012

October 29, 2012
  • Dorothea L. Kershner
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Dorothea Louise “Billie” Kershner, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with her Lord on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born July 15, 1931, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Eugene and Dorothy Virginia Reynolds Hahn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Kershner.

She worked for the state of Maryland as a registered nurse at MCI, retiring after 40 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she taught Sunday school for 15 years.

She formerly worked with the Girl Scouts for 15 years and was a camp nurse for the Scouts.

Billie enjoyed flag football that her son played and was the team nurse for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Cecilia Vanderau; and a son, Ralph H. Kershner Jr., of Walterboro, S.C.; three grandchildren, Kate Gossard Cook, Charles Gossard and Ralph H. Kershner III; one great-grandchild, Jackson Cook; and two stepgranddaughters, Katy and Quinn Vanderau.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Collin Posten will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday.

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