Elva M. KernClinchport, VA | August 04, 2012
Elva M. Kern – Clinchport, VA
Elva Margaret Kern, 93, Clinchport, VA died Friday, August 3, 2012 at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Kingsport, TN.
She was born December 23, 1918 in Scott County, VA to Virginia and Dan Hill.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Loring Kern; daughters, Frances Kern and Mary Kerns; sisters, Tavie Ashworth, Mae Kern, and Lela Hill; brothers, Milford Hill and Floyd Hill; and one great grandson.
She is survived by her daughters, Irene McDavid and husband Grover of Duffield, VA., Marjorie Bostic and husband Bennett of Mt. Carmel, TN, Ethel Hensley and husband Denny of Rogersville, TN, and Kate Vickers and Wayne Harville of Kingsport, TN; sons, Ralph Kern and wife Faye of LaGrange, OH, and Cecil Kern and wife Wanda of Duffield, VA; sister, Myrtle Egan of Duffield, VA; brother, Dewey Hill of Duffield, VA; 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The Kern family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012 in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Joe Hill and Reverend Paul Blessing officiating. Durham's Chapel Quartet will provide the music.
Graveside services for Mrs. Kern will be Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Kern Family Cemetery, Bishop Town Rye Cove, VA, at 11a.m. J.B. Egan, Elmer Hill, David Hill, Chris Davidson, Jason Davidson, Leon Kern, Steve Lane, and Josh Kern will serve as pallbearers. Wayne McDavid, Charles Kern, and Michael Calhoun, Malcom Hill, and grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
An online guest registry is available for the Kern family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Elva M. Kern.
CondolencesI am sad at Aunt Elva,s passing. I know each one of you children are going to miss her terribly. I want to commend you all for taking such good care of her. I never went to the nursing home visiting my mom when one or two of you were there seeing about her. I have fond memories of being at her house playing with you cousins and I remember her beautiful flowers in her yard and around her house. She certainly had a "green thumb" like her mother. I love you and may God bless you all. Mary Evelyn Thompson
Posted by: Mary Evelyn Thompson, August 07, 2012
So sorry for your loss. Nothing can take the place of a precious Mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family and that God will bring you comfort in this time of sorrow for we have the hope of another meeting place in Heaven. Love and Blessings, Don and Pat Kern
Posted by: Patsy and Donnie Kern, August 07, 2012
I am so sorry to have missed the visitation . I had the surgery today and did great but I was not able to dress suitably and come. Marjorie, Irene, and Grover, I shall always remember your faithfulness in caring for your Mom and being with her at Brian Center. I shall also remember your Mother's beautiful blue eyes, smile and the way that she enjoyed the singing on Monday. She did enjoy the food treats that you brought to her and shared with others. My thoughts and prayers are with you and for you and your family during this time. I was just thinking that you would have to develop a different plan for your time each day. God is sufficient to lift you up and supply every need. I love you very much,
Posted by: Dorothy S. Argoe, August 06, 2012
Heartfelt condolences to you all, my family. My your hearts be comforted & may the circle be unbroken one day.
With love & a heavy heart,
Lori & family
Posted by: Lori (kern) Burton, August 06, 2012
It is heartbreaking to lose another member of our family. She was a great person and when I think of her and Loring I remember the times that they and Mom and Dad spent together. What wonderful days those were and what wonderful memories they are now. My heart is heavy for each one of you. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.
Posted by: Barbara (Kern) Smith, August 04, 2012
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