Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Jennifer L. Kershner

Jennifer L. Kershner, age 52, of Crestline, died early Friday morning, January 8, 2021 at her home after a strong battle with cancer.

Jennifer was born on June 4, 1968 in Dallas, TX to the late Buddy Lloyd Ross and Alice Jayne (Sargent) Sagle. She was a waitress at Family Restaurant, Ted & Ali’s in Shelby, and Mansfield Restaurant and enjoyed seeing her regulars daily. Jennifer enjoyed to fish and play Texas Hold ’em. Above all Jennifer loved and adored her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, as they were her pride and joy.

Those left to cherish Jennifer’s memory include her children: Kyle (Haley) Kershner, Allen Kershner, and Kellieanne Hoagland all of Mansfield; her grandchildren: Dominick, Levi, Sophia, Bentley, Michael, Leah, and Liam; siblings and their families: Audrie Dolan, Lora Myers, Patrick Rowland, Toni Rowland, Amanda Stone, Peggy Sue Morrison, Jeff Coning, René Hill, Jerry Coning, Denise Rosebrough; aunt: Peggy Rowland; significant other: Don Phillimore; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Jennifer was preceded in death by her step-fathers: Tony Rowland and Ted Sagle; two sons: Troy Allen Kershner II and Michael K. Kershner; and brothers: Steven Rowland and Buddy Ross.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 3 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Pastor Jeff Brown, Jennifer’s cousin, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or the American Cancer Society.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Jennifer’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Vanessa Kurtz says:

    So sorry for your loss Allen, Kyle and Kelliann! She will truly be missed. And she loved all of you very much! From Vanessa.

  2. Leland LeVert says:

    My prayers and condolences to Jen family and friends. She was a ‘one of kind’ soul and I’m truly will miss her.

  3. Cheryl Schumacher says:

    Ed Schumacher and Cheryl express our deepest sympathy. Jenny was a character and always took the best care of us. She always made you laugh. RIP

  4. Cheryl Gies says:

    This makes us very sad. She was good to us all and she will not be forgotten. You have our sympathy. Love to you all!

  5. Karen & Rodger Markwell says:

    So sorry to hear of Jennifer’s passing. Our love & prayers to the family.

  6. Bobbi (Webb) Stout says:

    My husband John and I are so sorry for your loss. Jenn was such a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Sylvia Prats says:

    To Jen’s family. What a sweet and beautiful soul that left us. Always happy and full of fun. Met her at restaurant and been friends since then. She was an Angel on earth now she is an Angel in heaven. Prayers to family.

  8. AngelMount says:

    So sorry for your loss, Jen was a great friend and co-worker! We know how much she loved her family. Prayers for you all !

  9. Katrina Gurney says:

    sorry for your loss Allen, Kyle and Kelliann! She will truly be missed. And she loved all <3

  10. Terri E Sayers says:

    Spread your wings and fly high, Jennifer. You lived life by YOUR rules, and did well. You will be missed by sooo many people and loved by thousands. Heaven gained an Angel and your Mom got her daughter back. ❤❤

  11. Sue Hill says:

    So sorry for you loss. I enjoyed working with her. She was one of the best servers I had the pleasure of working with. Her family was everything to her. She will definitely be missed.

  12. Morris and Mary Townsend says:

    Prayers to all . Enjoyed our visits and talks of our furry pets at reasturant.

  13. Tina Clark (Lyons) says:

    Jen was a very kind, lovingal and
    Outgoing beautiful lady that will truly be missed. I had the pleasure of knowing her and most of her family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Patricia Jardin says:

    Dear Jennifer’s family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.❤️ Your Mom sure seemed like a great lady as I got to know her through messaging and sending her pictures of Marshall (who we adopted in June.) I had prayed that she would get well and be able to take him back again. I know you will miss her so much as she sure loved her kids and grandkids! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers in this sad loss of a beautiful lady!
    Patty Jardin

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