Beatrice Haines (Sisson) Kersten, 75, of Larimer, died June 20, 2020 at the Grove, North Huntingdon. She was born April 3, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pa. a daughter of the late Wesley and Beatrice Barr Haines.. Beatrice was a member of the Word of Life Church in Greensburg. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an obstetric nurse at various local hospitals. She was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School, Class of 1962 and Mercy School of Nursing, Class of 1965.
She is survived by her beloved husband, William H. Kersten, daughter, Cherie (Sisson) O'Neal and her husband Robert, daughter in law, Roxanne Smith-Sisson, grandchildren, Sarah Griffith (husband Kevin), Michael O'Sullivan (Fiance' -Paige McCombie), Steven O'Sullivan, Connor McGuire, Colton, Callen, Maelyn and Cooper Sisson, 12 step grandchildren, great grandchildren Carter, Grace and Sadie Griffith, brother James Mims, and also half siblings, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Edward Sisson, a brother Edward Mims (Peggy Marshall Mims).
Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday, June 29 2-4, & 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Brush Creek Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published June 21, 2020.