Charles E. Kersey

June 15, 2017

Charles Edward Kersey 88, of Frankfort, died on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center in Frankfort.  He was born on October 10, 1928 in Frankfort, Indiana to Robert L. & Helen B. (Woods) Kersey.  Charles was a self-employed handyman who provided maintenance and cleaning services for several families in Frankfort.  He started cleaning a local barber shop at the age of 12 and continued his work for over 60 years.  A lifelong Frankfort resident, he was a 1947 graduate of Frankfort High School.  Charles served in the US Marine Corp and was of the Christian faith.

Visitation and Services

Friends of Charles are encouraged to attend a graveside service which will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

Nephews: Gary (Myra) Redd, Robert (Velma) Redd, Nieces: Terri (Donald) Bell, Marta (Damon) Ridley, 5 Grand Nieces, 5 Grand Nephews and a Great Grand Niece.

Preceded by:

Brothers, Robert Jr., Billy & Donald, a Sister, Barbara Redd and an infant sister.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Charles E. Kersey”

  1. Wayne & Barbara Walters Fausett June 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    To the family………I have lived on Third Street since I was 7 years old, and the Kersey family lived on the same street with my family for as long as I can remember. We loved Mom & Pop Kersey. She would walk to town or the grocery most days and stop and talk with us. My sister Virginia went to school with Barbara and I was in Donald’s class. He would come to our house after going home for lunch and he and my sister Jacquelyn and I would sit and swing and talk until time to run back up the street to Kyger School. And Charles has also been a good neighbor and our family friend, as he has been for many Frankfort families and businesses. He was a very gentle and loving man who loved the Lord and all his neighbors and friends. He will be missed, especially by our family as we miss the other members of the Kersey family. They were good people. May God comfort you as you prepare to say goodbye to Charles.

  2. Mary Jane Weaver June 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

    To all the family of Charles, he was truly such a nice man, I do believe he knew everyone in town by name, & pretty much we all knew him, I have know him for so many years now I could not begin to guess how long. I am very sorry for your loss. His smiling face around our town will be missed by many I am sure. My condolences to each of you. What a loss, his passing will be for all of us. Prayers & well wishes to each of you. Mary Jane Weaver.

  3. Ron Bedt June 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I new Charles and Mrs.Kersey from my childhood. Both were such truly good people. They would stop by or my Grandmother’s home or we would visit there house. My Grandma and Mrs Keresy would talk all day. Charles would be so kind and wait on these two women all day. I am 61 and I think of them often. My name is Ron Best , my Grandmother’s name was Nona Skaggs.

  4. Steve Gill June 19, 2017 at 10:46 am

    When I was a young boy I would stop by to talk with Charles, and Mrs Kersey on their front porch. Such a loving family. I loved to listen to the stories told of yesteryears. It’s was an education in history for me, not at all like the history taught in my school. I have never for a moment forgotten the kindness shown to me by this family, nor has it ever been matched by others. Thank you to this family, such a Blessing in my life you will always be.

  5. Jerry Stinson June 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Charlie was very good person,always remembered you no matter how long it been since he saw you. God got a good man.

  6. Cindy Weida Reeder June 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    To the family of Charles, I am truly sorry for the loss of your uncle. When I was a little girl, Charles would come to my grandparents home and do all kinds of odd jobs and help my grandpa on projects. He was a very kind and soft spoken man. He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. God has a great person with him know. God bless Charles and his family.

  7. Shane Ewing and family June 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I remember Mr. Kersey as a child riding his bike around Frankfort or on his porch by 3rd Street park. He was always friendly and would wave or stop and have a quick chat. May God provide comfort for his family, he will be missed.

  8. Christine Cook Flynn June 20, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I grew up on South Fourth Street & West Armstrong. I believe Charles’ mother was the cook for the New Southside School where my Dad, Robert W. Cook was the custodian. My Dad spoke very highly of Mrs. Kersey and her loving ways and her wonderful family. Charles sounds like his mother was, kind, loving of God and people. May the love he shared bring comfort and peace to all his family and friends.

  9. Jane Ann O’Dell Niebrand June 21, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I grew up on the corner of 2nd and Freeman Sts. My grandparents (Peachy and Ethel Clark) raised my brother and I. I remember Mrs. Kersey and Charles. I saw him on one of my last visits to Frankfort. We sat on his front porch and talked with him. He was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. We are so blessed to have known him and his mother.

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