Joanne McCaskey Kersch

Joanne McCaskey Kersch

AGE: 79 • Wilmington

Joanne McCaskey Kersch, died February 20, 2014.

Joanne attended Upper Darby HS and Drexel University. She was known as "The Pineapple Lady" who made dried and silk floral arrangements, wedding flowers, and wedding mirrors. Joanne was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Philadelphia Chapter and member of the Embroiders Guild - Brandywine Chapter. She was also an award-winning, master needle worker (crewel) and enjoyed rug hooking.

Joanne is survived by her husband Joseph Kersch of Glen Mills, PA; children Missy Bye and her husband Chuck of Eden Prairie, MN John Kersch and his wife Jeanine of Wilmington, DE., Karen Doty and her husband Craig of San Rafael, CA., Paul Kersch and his wife Catherine of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Joe Kersch, Jim Kersch, Jack Kersch, Elise Bye, Elaine Bye, Tom Bye.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 26th at 12 noon at the McCRERY & HARRA Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike (Rt. 202, S. of Silverside Rd.), Wilmington, DE 19803 where friends are invited to call from 10 am - 12 pm. Burial will be private at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens

The family would like to thank the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice, Foulk Manor North, and Bayada Nurses especially Kelly for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Compassionate Care Hospice, 702B Kirkwood Highway, Wilm., DE., 19805 in Joanne's memory. Condolences can be emailed to (

Funeral Home

McCrery & Harra Funeral Home
3924 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-2204

Published in The News Journal from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2014