Mary Adele Kershaw
January 23, 1944- October 25, 2018
Mary Adele Kershaw, 74, of Huntingtown passed away October 25, 2018 at Solomons Nursing Center. Adele was born January 23, 1944 in Washington, DC to Mary G. (Brinker) and Eric Larsen. Adele grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland. In 1970, she moved to Huntingtown, Maryland. Adele spent a wonderful career of 30 years for Safeway before retiring. During her career as a cashier, she encountered many familiar faces that she enjoyed seeing on a weekly basis. Many of her customers and friends would wait patiently in her line just to have an uplifting conversation with her. She prided herself as a hard worker providing excellent customer service, expeditious checkout and a guaranteed smile and conversation. She made grocery shopping for everyone a pleasant experience.
For those who knew her well, knew she wasn’t easily intimidated by any task. During the holidays, she was always the one who climbed on the roof to hang tons of Christmas lights, she’d spend hours doing any type of yard work, and maintained the cleanest car in the family fleet. However, on Sundays, She would relax and cheer on the Washington Redskins.
Every holiday was special to her and she would decorate the outside of the house. We cannot say she had a favorite holiday, but you could always count on her dressing up in a costume for Halloween. After all, it was a time for her to entertain the children. Adele particularly enjoyed spending her summers eating crabs, working in the yard, softball games and vacationing at the beach in Ocean City with her family and friends,
Adele was a loving mother to her three (3) children and their spouses, Diane (Caroll), Richie (Melanie) and Matthew (Melissa). Once all of her grandchildren began arriving, She opened her heart and provided them with fun times which brought her great joy. She enjoyed “field trips” such as taking them to school after eating breakfast at McDonalds or picking them up early to spend quality time. She and Paige could always be found snuggled up on the sofa watching movies and eating junk food. Her family was her priority and she made quality time for them.
Adele had a love for dancing that stemmed from her childhood. She belonged to a local hand dancing club and boy could she cut a rug. As she began to decline to dementia, if she heard music, she would light up and start moving her shoulders. Adele had a great sense of humor and would at time become the life of a party. She could make you laugh with her crazy antics which I believe all her friends and family could agree with that. She was such a fun loving person with a heart of gold. She will be sorely missed.
Adele and her sisters remained close through the years and made it a priority to get together for fun.
Adele is survived by her daughter Diane M. Spriggs and husband Caroll of Huntingtown and sons Richard F. Kershaw and wife Melanie of Lusby and Matthew W. Kershaw and wife Melissa of Huntingtown. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and sisters Josephine Joyce and husband Robert of San Diego, CA and Alma Mannion of Apopka, FL.
In lieu of flowers donations in Mary’s name may be made to Solomons Nursing Center.
Friday, November 2, 2018