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Frances Ruth Kersey
RUMFORD -- It is with great sorrow the Kersey family mourns the loss of their “Queen” Frances Ruth Kersey, mother of six children, of Rumford who died on July 2, 2012 at the Rumford Hospital.
Born in Rumford on March 11, 1927, she was a daughter Thomas and Gladys (Pratt) Ellis. She was a graduate of Mexico High School and Bernard’s Beautician School. For many years, she and her husband owned and operated the Mexico Chicken Coop in Mexico.
Frances was a communicant of the Parish of The Holy Savior St. Athanasius St John Church in Rumford; a member of St. Timothy Circle #504 Daughters of Isabella and was a former member of the VFW Auxiliary. With the grace of God she lived a life of many blessings. She loved to travel and entertain.
She also loved flowers and Roxbury Pond. Most of all she loved her beautiful family and her many friends. Her elegance and presence on this earth shall be forever missed.
She married the love of her life of 60 years in Rumford on September 5, 1951, Leo F. “Demps” Kersey, Jr., who survives of Rumford.
Other survivors include a daughter, Charlene Kersey Newcomb and Doug Ryan; three sons, Leo Francis Kersey III and wife, Lori-Lynne, Michael Thomas Kersey and wife, Candy, Patrick Sean Kersey and wife, Deanna; her only son-in-law, David Martineau of 41 years; grandchildren, Matthew Augustus Slover, Lori Frances Fakler, Kelly Ann Sastamoine, George A. Newcomb III, Leo Francis Kersey, IV, Erik S. Kersey, Brooke Lynne Kersey, Michael Thomas Kersey, Jr., Kathleen Frances Kersey; four great-grandchildren, Jackson and David Bryce Fakler, Tucker and Ava Sastamoine.
She joins her two daughters born of love, Colleen Marie Martineau and Kathleen Frances Kersey in the Heavenly Kingdom of God, along with her brothers, Ivis and Harold Ellis, and sisters, June Nisbet and Esther Brock.