Kershaw, Joyce R.

Wilmington-Joyce R. Kershaw, age 85, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 surrounded by her family at her home.

She was born in Trainer, PA and was the daughter to the late Elma Edgell (Williams) and Harlan L. Palmer. She was a member of Circle Four Square Dance Club for over 20 years and a lifetime member of Newark Senior Center. Joyce had many working experiences before becoming a full time babysitting grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Donald B. Kershaw; 4 children, Kenneth, Donna Trincia, Bruce D. (Paula) and Scott (Kitty); her Magnificent 7 grandchildren, Christopher (Alice) Rausch, Carla (David) Nieser, Bryce Kershaw, Kevin (Julie) Kershaw, Michelle (Shaun) Askin, Samantha (Dan) Hartnett and Keri (Luke) Molin and 3 great grandchildren, Abigail Rausch, Caroline Rausch and Ella Marie Kershaw. Joyce was also preceded in death by first husband, E. Kenneth Kershaw; a daughter, Karen Joyce Kershaw; a granddaughter, Sarah E. Trincia and a sister Mae P. Hanby.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Joyces name to Alzheimer’s Assoc. Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Phila. PA 19106.

A viewing will be held at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle on Wednesday, December 19 from 10-11 am, where a service will follow at 11. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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