In memory of
Mary Kathryn (Rockfield) Karshner
Mary Kathryn Karshner Rockfield Rancho Mirage, CA - Mary Kathryn Karshner (Rockfield), born on February 4, 1930 in Springfield Ohio passed away peacefully at the age of 91 (on her birthday!) in her home of 26 years in Rancho Mirage, CA. Mary was a beloved mother of 4, Julie (Karshner) Gaon, David Karshner, Sally (Karshner) Cicchetti, and Molly (Karshner) Long. Mary also was the proud grandmother of 5 beautiful girls, Kristin (Deasy) Hughes, Katie Gaon, Megan (Gaon) Szabo, Allison (Long) Bere', Madalyn (Long) Larkin. Mary had bragging rights to 6 great grandkids!, Alexander Hughes, Ryan Hughes, Kit Bere, Annie Bere', James Bere' and Jack Szabo. Family meant everything to Mary. Her devotion, selflessness and generous nature created a very close, wonderful family for which we are truly blessed. Mary was an incredible cook and loved to bring everyone together for meals, especially for birthdays and holidays (any excuse really!). She was our family's rock and was always there for us. Mary put her family first before everything and everyone. We can never say enough about her. A shining star, always there to lift our spirits. When her children were grown Mary went to work in real estate on the West Side of Los Angeles. Mary moved to Rancho Mirage when she retired. She became a known friend in her community. From restauranters to grocery clerks, everyone knew and loved Mary. Mary had an amazing spirit, always up and in a good mood, never complained. She liked everyone and could (and would) talk to everyone. Mary leaves behind her husband Roger Karshner, 92. Mary and Roger were high school sweethearts and together 75 years. They certainly created an amazing legacy of love. Mary also leaves behind her sister, Karen (Rockfield) Gilchrist WA, and brother Bill Rockfield OH. There will never be another Mary Kathryn. She will always be our guiding light and voice of reason. We will forever love her. She is in our hearts - until we meet again. Always with love from her adoring family.
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