Martha Ann (Beat) Kerslake

Martha Ann (Beat) Kerslake

Martha Ann (Beat) Kerslake


Martha Ann (Beat) Kerslake, 75, passed away in their home on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at Tipton Bible Church. Burial: Lisbon Cemetery.

Those unable to attend are invited to watch the service via livestream. Please find the livestream link on Martha’s Tribute Wall and share your support and memories with her family at under Obituaries.

Martha is survived by her husband, Allen; children, Mark (Cyndi) Kerslake, Vicki (Arnie) Jensen, Sarah (Forrest) Wandling, and Rebecca (Matthew) Brown; grandchildren, Kristin Jensen, Rachel Kerslake, Allison Jensen, Elizabeth (Josh) Moser, Kaitlyn Kerslake, Cameron Wandling, Jacob Kerslake, Claire Wandling, Emmett Brown, and Lucas Brown; and brother, Jeffrey (Mary) Beat.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Anthony Beat.

Martha was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Illinois, and adopted at the age of 6 months by Victor and Pauline (Gebhards) Beat. Martha was united in marriage to Allen Kay Kerslake on April 23, 1968. She enjoyed flowers, plants, history, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to Tipton Bible Church or DeWolf Family Innovation Center for Aging and Dementia in memory of Martha.

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