Vera L. Kershaw, age 94, of Plainwell, MI (formerly of Portage) passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Plainwell. She was born February 2, 1923 in Alamo Township the youngest of 7 children born to John and Bertha (Ketchum) Black. For many years she had sold Stanley products and had worked at Kalamazoo College. In her spare time she enjoyed playing games especially bingo, going camping, fishing, traveling up north to the family cabin, taking motorcycle rides, snowmobiling and boating. Vera liked helping out with the Brownies and 4-H when her daughters were younger and had bowled on many area leagues. She was a wonderful baker and an accomplished seamstress. On January 15, 1943 she married Mark Kershaw who passed away in 2008. Surviving are her daughters, June Kershaw of Walker, Linda (John) Blowers of Athens, Sandra Drobny of Otsego, Judy Bunker of Ionia and Susan (Al) Kuras of Portage; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Mildred Miller, Florence Lappin, Lucille Hewitt, Martin Black, Elmer Black and Garland Black. Friends may meet with Vera's family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, March 9, 2017 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. Contributions in memory of Vera may be made to Reverence Home Health and Hospice or to Life Care Center of Plainwell Hymnal Fund.