Dr. Shawn Kersh
Dr. Shawn Kersh, 41, of Inverness, Fla., died at his home Friday, May 25, 2012. Shawn was born Jan. 19, 1971, in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of Jim and Diana Kersh. Shawn was a graduate of the Poteau High School Class of 1989. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University Medical School. Shawn moved to Inverness in 2002 from St. Petersburg, Fla., and became a partner at Inverness Family Care. He also served as a physician for Citrus County School Systems with Citrus County Health and Wellness Center for the past two years. Shawn was a coach for the Inverness Storm Football Team. He also coached youth basketball, baseball and soccer. His commitment as a father and husband have been humbling to all those who have known him, and he impacted the lives of many and will never be forgotten. Shawn was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lorene Kersh and Dovie MidgleySurvivors include his wife, Karin Kersh; children, Jordan, Camrin and Brycen Kersh; his parents, Jim and Diana Kersh, of Shady Point; sister, Jennifer Renteria, of Shady Point; brother, Dr. Kevin Kersh and his wife, Dr. Nyomi Galow Kersh, of Ames, Iowa; grandfather, Allen Kersh; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dick and Sharon Wells of Poteau; brothers-in-law, Rick Wells and his wife, Julie, of Poteau, and Dr. Gary Wells and his wife, Traci, of Norman; nieces and nephews, Alixandra, Trey and Spencer Wells of Poteau, Jace and Jaylind Renteria of Shady Point, and Emma and Ean Wells of Norman; extended family; and many loving friends.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kersh Children Educational Trust by contacting Rocky Hensley at Center State Bank, (352) 860-0204.Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.