|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1923|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2014|
V. Marcella " Marcia" Kesinger, age 90, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois; at 3:30 am on Thursday February 20th, 2014. Marcella was born on November 26, 1923 in Salem, Missouri and is the daughter of Virgil F. and Vivian Maberry Shores. Marcia was raised and educated in the Ozark area of Missouri and Arkansas and graduated from Springfield Missouri High School. She was married to Donald E. Kesinger on November 22, 1945 in Green County, Illinois. He preceded her on March 7, 1994. Marcia and Don were long time members of First Baptist Church in Monmouth, IL. She served as an election judge for the County of Warren and was active in the CMC Hospital Auxiliary for 47 years. She was very devoted to the Baptist Children's Home in Quincy, Illinois and raised several children in her home other that her natural born. While raising her family in Monmouth, she was employed with Brown Lynch Scott and Bowman Colwell's Department Stores and Killey Cleaners. She also enjoyed sewing and made a lot of Barbie Doll clothing and Halloween costumes. She volunteered many hours working to support her children's school functions and was active with the Boy and Girl Scouts. Marcia was a very good and devoted mother and grandmother to her family and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her four daughters, Donna Warren (Mike Neitzel) of Minnetonka, Minnesota; Susan Mills (Bruce) of Little York, IL.; Margaret Banks Salazar of Dahinda, IL.; and Janet Cohn of Monmouth, IL. She has three sons, David Kesinger (Margaret) of Warrensburg, Missouri; John Kesinger ( Diane) of Aledo, IL, and Harvey Kesinger (Rosie) of Monmouth, Illinois. There are twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, and three nephews, David and Phil Shores and Ross Prough. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, and one brother, Ernest Shores.
Services: A funeral service will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans visitation with the family present from 2:00 to 4:00 pm prior to the funeral service Sunday. A graveside interment service is planned on Monday at 1:00 pm at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Wrights, Illinois. A memorial fund is being established for the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois.
Vivian Maberry Shores (1896 - 1945)
Don E. Kesinger (1919 - 1994)
Virgil Ernest Shores (1915 - 2004)*
V Marcella Shores Kesinger (1923 - 2014)
Hickory Grove Cemetery
Created by: Heaven bound
Record added: Feb 21, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125422152