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Iris Marie Kersten

June 10, 1940 - March 29, 2016

Iris Marie (Greer) Kersten, died March 29, 2016.

Born June 10, 1940 in Corder, MO, daughter of Elva (Hopkins) Greer & James P. Greer, Iris was raised in Kansas City, KS until 1951; she attended Shawnee Grade School and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School 1958. She retired from Kansas City Power & Light.

Iris was Jobs Daughters past Grand Bethel Honored Queen 1958, past Chairperson of Board of Directors – Edison Credit Union, past Chairperson Quarter Century Club KCP&L; she was a member of Chandler Baptist Church, Liberty, MO, Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club, Delta Society/MOKAN Pet Partners, and Green Thumb Garden Club. Iris volunteered at Hawthorne & Southview Elementary Schools with her faithful dog, Nicky, in the R.E.A.D. program and Westbrook Assisted Living with Nicky. Nicky is a registered therapy dog.

She was preceded in death by: son, Shawn Michael Harris; father, James P. Greer.

Marie is survived by her mother, Elva Greer; two sons, Donald Kersten II and James Kersten; two grandsons, Donald Kersten III and Ryan Kersten; and by her two dogs, Nicky and Mia.

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