Helen Marie Kershner of Chadds Ford

Helen Marie Kershner

Helen Marie Kershner

Helen Marie Kershner (nee Driscoll), of Chadds Ford, died April 3.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Michael Joseph and Helen M. (nee Garrison) Driscoll.

Helen was employed by the Bulletin, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chester County Daily Local News in the advertising department. She served for many years as a docent for the Brandywine River Museum and was along with her husband, Basil, a member of the Brandywine Museum Critters Group. Helen was an avid reader and enjoyed journaling and playing Bridge and pinochle. She was a former Girl Scout leader and served as Prefect of Sodality at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Secane.

Helen's passion was being with and watching her children and grandchildren participate in activities and sports.

She was the beloved wife of the late Basil Richard Kershner; loving mother of Basil R. Kershner, Jr. (Denise), Michael J. Kershner (Sue), Ellen M. Petri (Scott), and Dr. Patricia Wendel (Larry); grandmom of Basil R. Kershner, III (Jamie), Melissa Steidler (Brett), Patrick Kershner (Stpehanie), Daniel Kershner (Katie), Kevin Kershner (Laura), Lindsay Kershner, Michael Kershner, Garrett Kershner, Ryan Kershner, Drew Petri, and Samara Wendel; also survived by 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law of Anne Kershner.


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