It

It

by

Stephen King

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An old Swedish woman who is living in Beverly Marsh’s childhood home when Beverly goes back to visit in 1985. She identifies herself as the daughter of Bob Gray. Mrs. Kersh transforms into a witch, reminiscent of the one in the “Hansel and Gretel” story that frightened Beverly when she was little.
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Mrs. Kersh Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 11: Walking Tours
Storytelling and Memory Theme Icon
...years. Beverly looks again at the mailboxes and sees the name “Kersh” instead of “Marsh.” Mrs. Kersh mentions that she knew Al Marsh, who later moved down to Roward Lane. She used... (full context)
Fear and the Power of Fantasy Theme Icon
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Mrs. Kersh says that she came to the U.S. in 1920 from Sweden at the age of... (full context)
Evil and the Supernatural Theme Icon
Fear and the Power of Fantasy Theme Icon
Storytelling and Memory Theme Icon
Suddenly, Beverly is frightened and wants to leave Mrs. Kersh ’s apartment. Mrs. Kersh goes on talking, sounding very much like Yoda in Star Wars.... (full context)
Evil and the Supernatural Theme Icon
Fear and the Power of Fantasy Theme Icon
Storytelling and Memory Theme Icon
Mrs. Kersh goes on to say that she loved her father, who gave birth to her by... (full context)
Chapter 19: In the Watches of the Night
Evil and the Supernatural Theme Icon
Fear and the Power of Fantasy Theme Icon
Storytelling and Memory Theme Icon
...toward the front door, “running in a dream of panic, as she  would run from Mrs. Kersh twenty-seven years later.” (full context)