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Gary Bruce Kersey, 74, of Frankfort, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Sept. 17, 2017, at Witham Hospital, Lebanon. Gary was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Greencastle, to the now late Lee Maurice and Nell Grace (White) Kersey.
Gary married Janice D. Gibbs in Terre Haute, in 1962, and they were married for 55 years.
He was a 1960 graduate of Greencastle High School and a 1964 graduate of Indiana State University, where he received his B.S. and M.S. He then received his administrative degree from Indiana University.
Gary was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity at Indiana State. He was also a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge, Frankfort Symposiarchs, Moose Lodge and the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, all in Frankfort.
Gary taught in Merrillville from 1964 to 1966, then moved to Frankfort where he taught until 1998. He was a track, cross county and basketball coach for Frankfort Junior High and Frankfort High School during his tenure of 32 years.
He owned and operated K & P Painting business for over 44 years. After his retirement, he and Jan wintered in Fort Myers, Fla., where he enjoyed golfing and being with friends.
Gary is survived by wife, Janice D. Kersey of Frankfort; daughter, Kelli S. (husband Brian) Heimbach of Frankfort; son, Dr. Patrick (wife Dr. Jennifer) Kersey of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Carmen E. (husband David) Cannon of Carmel, Braxton P. Heimbach of Denver, Colo., and Lily M., John Henry, Charles Patrick and Lucy C. Kersey, all of Indianapolis; one great-grandson, Andrew George Cannon; and sister-in-law, Jane Johnson of Lebanon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ross A. Kersey; and his in-laws, Robert and Margaret Gibbs.
A celebration of life memorial service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1951 Wilshire Dr., Frankfort. Pastor Phil Lake will officiate. Visitation with family will follow the memorial service until 5 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Frankfort Education Foundation to provide scholarships in Gary's name.
Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 19, 2017
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