Rebecca L. Kersenbrock (Jain) passed away peacefully Sunday, May 7, 2023, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born September 13, 1939, to Ralph and Ada (Foster) Jain in Colby, Kansas. She was 83 years old.
Becky graduated from Colby Senior High School in 1957 and married the love of her life, Jerry Kersenbrock, on April 21, 1962. They spent their lives together farming the ground where Jerry had grown up north of Colby, Kansas.
Becky lived a full and happy life serving her beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After graduating from high school, she worked at KXXX radio, at a drafting and engineering business owned by George McKee, and later in life at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby as a seamstress. Her lifelong passion, however, was being a wife and mother to her family on the farm. Her hobbies included ham radio where she was known as WᴓVGE. She was often seen knitting booties for all of the babies in her life. Becky was very active in the churches she attended and volunteered as a Sunday School teacher, piano and organ player, and held other positions of leadership. She greatly enjoyed making birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren, always being certain to make them individualized for each one. Becky had a true servant’s heart that showed when she meticulously and lovingly mended her family’s clothing. One of her greatest joys was being a pioneer in the homeschooling movement when she taught her youngest son from grade 1 through grade 12.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents and twin infant daughters, Karen and Kolene Kersenbrock.
She is survived by her husband Jerry; sons, Cory (Kyleen) Kersenbrock, of Ellsworth, Kansas, David (Beth) Kersenbrock of McCook, Nebraska, and Jeremy (Amber) Kersenbrock, of the family farm in Colby, Kansas; daughters, Peggy (Kelly) Hess, of Vernon, Texas, and Lois (Daniel) O’Brien, of Colby, Kansas; 12 grandchildren, Caleb, Kelissa, Krista, Shayleen, John, Brock, Cosette, Luke, Kara, Levi, Isaac and Ethan; 1 great grandchild Lynna; brother Gilbert Jain and sister Martha Wood; and many nieces and nephews and other loved ones.
A celebration of life service will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Baalmann Mortuary, Colby. Memorials may be made to the Rexford Community Church or Good Samaritan Decatur County and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, P.O. Box 391, Colby, KS, 67701. For more information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com.