Kathleen Serchon March 10, 1920-April 16, 2017

     Kathleen Sershon, age 97, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

     Funeral services will be held 11 Saturday morning, April 22, 2017 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com

     Surviving are two children, Kathy (Dick) Behrens, Placida, Fla., John (Victoria) Sershon, Apple River, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 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, 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 March 9, 1939 in Chicago. Kathleen worked as a waitress in a number of restaurants before the couple moved to Iowa in 1978. John would precede 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. 


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