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Funeral services for Sarale Bolton Kersten, age 81, of Ponta, are scheduled at 10 o'clock in the morning, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville. She will be laid to rest at Myrtle Springs Cemetery in Ponta.
Mrs. Kersten passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 in Jacksonville.
Sarale was born December 23, 1936 in Alto, Texas to Jake and Katie Lee (Sharp) Bolton.a
Mrs. Kersten worked for Commercial State Bank in Houston for many years before retiring. She was a Past Matron of Jacksonville Eastern Star #377. She was also a member of Bullard Eastern Star #972 and a member of First Baptist Church, Ponta. She loved her family more than they will ever know.
Mrs. Kersten was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53 years, Wayne Kersten; a brother and sister who died at birth; and a granddaughter, Melody Ann Kersten.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Lance Kersten and wife Holly of Jacksonville; her daughter, Candace Williams and husband Kent Lewis of Willis, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jett Jenkins of Jacksonville, Shane Kersten and wife Cristal of Rusk, Holly Blanchard and husband Matt of Yoakum, Thomas McGee and wife Jennifer of Montgomery, TX, Corey McGee and wife Stephanie of Tomball, TX, Brandi Wade and husband Billy and Casey Williams of Willis, TX; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will
begin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Sarale's family from 6 to 8 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Pallbearers will be James Rogers, Joe Hart, Billy Beamer, Garratt Beamer, Justin Beamer and Cody Beamer.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Ponta, or the American Heart Association.
Published on December 27, 2017
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