Rachel Annah Kersh

Rachel Annah Kersh age 97 of Hardin passed away Wednesday May 23, 2018 at her residence. Rachel was born March 30, 1921 in Jacksonville, Texas the daughter of the late Hugh Brown Koen and Bertha Elizabeth Alexander Koen. A lifelong resident of Hardin she was the owner and operator of “House of Beauty” for over fifty years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Rachel was a member as well as the music director for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Liberty, Texas. She also was a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband of forty-six years Gordon Kersh, daughter Beth Russell, son Bobby Kersh, grandson Craig David Russell, great grandson Michael Tanton, as well as eight siblings. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her grandchildren Billie Tanton, Terry Russell, Leslie Russell, Robert Kersh, and Amanda Key. In addition she leaves her great grandchildren Elizabeth Tullock, Shelby Storey, Austin Russell, Landon Storey, Blake Russell, Taylor Kersh, and Travis Kersh. She also leaves her great great grandchildren Jaycob Tullock, Mackenzie Tullock, Stephen Russell, and Amzie Torres. She also leaves two brothers James Koen and Elgin Koen, a daughter in law Glenda Kersh, and two sisters in laws Juanita Koen and Betty Jo Koen. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Services for Rachel will be held 11AM Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 330 Vera Lane Liberty, Texas. Burial to immediately follow the service in Hardin Chapel Cemetery. Visitation for Rachel will be held at the church Saturday from 9-11AM. Condolences and memories can be shared online at www.allisonfuneralservice.com

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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