SHAMOKIN — Genevieve “Jeanne” Mae Kerstetter, 64, of 1003 N. Franklin St., died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born in Shamokin, Aug. 29, 1954, a daughter of Joyce Schreffler Spears and Genevieve “Jean” Reck.

Jeanne was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School Class of 1973,

On July 3, 1981, Jeanne was married at St. Edward’s Catholic Church to Donald “Doc” Kerstetter.

She was a former member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church.

She was a receptionist for Dr. Nicholas Spock.

Affectionately referred to by her siblings as “Wally,” Jeanne loved her family and extended family immensely and spending time with them. All her friends knew she dearly cared for them and was the type of person who’d do anything for those she loved. Jeanne enjoyed telling and hearing old stories, took tremendous pride and joy in her prized gardens and was an avid dog lover.

But most of all, Jeanne adored her husband, Doc. He was her best friend and she was his everything. Her void cannot be replaced. She will be deeply missed by her entire family and all those who encountered her spirit.

Surviving Jeanne are her husband, at home; three brothers, William M. Spears and his wife, Janice, of Cherokee, Iowa, James R. Spears, of Shamokin, and Robert J. Spears, of Shamokin; a mother-in-law, Goldie Kerstetter, of Mount Carmel; a brother-in-law, David Kerstetter and his wife, Jemma, of Newport News, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Vanaskie and her husband, Michael, of Florida; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Spears; and a father-in-law, John Kerstetter.


KERSTETTER — Genevieve ‘Jeanne’ Mae Kerstetter, 64, of 1003 N. Franklin St., Shamokin. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Farrow Funeral Directors, Sixth and Chestnut streets, Shamokin, with the Rev. Martin Kobos officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

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