Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bob Everet Roberts, 67, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 in Poteau. Bob was born in Cameron, OK on February 5, 1945 to Willie & Madge Vera (Godwin) Roberts. He was a veteran of the US Army. Bob was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; daughter, Audra Lyn Roberts Snow of Rexburg, ID; son, Dwayne Everet Roberts of Holdenville, OK; 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Nitta Greenhall of CA, Ruthie Mieke of Hackett, AR, Judy Hale of Monroe, OK; brothers, James Roberts of OK, Delbert Roberts of Monroe, OK, Melvin Roberts of Van Buren, AR, Leroy Roberts of Muse, OK, John Roberts of TX, David Roberts of TX, Virgil Lankford of Monroe, OK; step-daughter, Valerie Ferris of Monroe, OK; step-sons, Howard Gerald Thayer of Monroe, OK, Micheal Lee Thayer of KS. Memorial services will be 1 pm, Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Monroe Cemetery Pavilion in Monroe, OK. Interment will follow in Monroe Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-8 pm.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Dr. Shawn Kersh, 41, of Inverness, Fla., died at his home Friday, May 25, 2012. Shawn was born Jan. 19, 1971, in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of Jim and Diana Kersh. Shawn was a graduate of the 1989 Class Poteau High School He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University Medical School. Dr. Kersh moved to Inverness in 2002 from St. Petersburg, Fla., and became a partner at Inverness Family Care. He also served as a physician for Citrus County School Systems with Citrus County Health and Wellness Center for the past two years. Shawn was a coach for the Inverness Storm Football Team. He also coached youth basketball, baseball and soccer. His commitment as a father and husband have been humbling to all those who have known him, and he impacted the lives of many and will never be forgotten. Shawn was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lorene Kersh & Dovie Midgley Survivors include his wife, Karin Kersh; children, Jordan, Camrin and Brycen Kersh; his parents, Jim and Diana Kersh, of Shady Point, Okla.; sister, Jennifer Renteria, of Shady Point, OK, brother, Dr.Kevin Kersh and his wife Dr. Nyomi Galow Kersh, of Ames, Iowa; father in law & mother in law, Dick & Sharon Wells of Poteau; grandfather, Allen Kersh; brothers-in-law, Rick Wells and his wife, Julie, of Poteau, Okla., and Dr.Gary Wells and his wife, Traci, of Norman, Okla.; nieces and nephews, Alixandra, Trey and Spencer Wells, of Poteau, Okla., Jace and Jaylind Renteria, of Shady Point, Okla., and Emma and Ean Wells of Norman, Okla.; extended family; and many loving friends. Funeral services for Dr. Kersh were May 29, 2012, at Corner Stone Baptist Church in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kersh Children Educational Trust by contacting Rocky Hensley at Center State Bank, 352-860-0204. Sign guest book at www.chronicleonline.com or here Memorial services will be held 2 pm, Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau,OK.