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Ella Scott Kershaw, 88 of Dallas, Texas, passed away on January 24, 2018.

A wife, mother and friend, Ella was born on February 13, 1929 in San Francisco, California to Charles R. Scott and Susie Scott.

In her teens and early twenties, she was a fashion model in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she met the love of her life, John Kershaw. She joined him in attending Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They married in 1953 and were blessed with two children, Susan and John. At age 53, they became guardians to a precocious little 5 year old boy, Daniel Montgomery.

Over the course of their years in ministry, she was a beloved pastor's wife in Lubbock, Texas, Longview, Texas and Dallas, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Scott, mother Susie Scott, sister, Janell McFall, brother Bud Scott and her husband, John Kershaw.

Survivors include her sister, Charlene Whitmore, brother, Jerry Scott, daughter Susan Mars and son-in-law Jim Mars, son, John R. Kershaw, son, Daniel Montgomery and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas. Celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. Burial will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico.