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“Grover & Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother she was a fine lady and so sweet. We pray that God comfort you all in this...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Fred Debbie & Austin Ratzer - WV

“Grover, Kati and family, I am so sorry to hear of Minnies passing. I really enjoyed our many talks over the years.. God be with you and your family...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Sue Mallow - friend

“Grover and family I'm so sorry about aunt Minnie. Sorry I didn't make it to the service. Minnie was a wonderful lady and a good aunt, she always had...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Margaret Groghan - neice

“Grover, Katie and Family, I am sorry to hear that Minnie passed away. I pray that God will bless you with his peace. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Kim Wilfong - Parsons, WV

“I am very saddened to read about Minnie's passing. I worked with her for 8 years at the Davis Memorial Hospital. She was always a very sweet and kind...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Stanley Taylor - Martinsburg, WV

“We are so sorry for your loss. Minnie was a great friend to many of us through the years. Heaven has a special Angel. The staff at Home Plus. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Home Plus - elkins - friend

“Sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Kerns - I still remember climbing in the tree in her back yard when I stayed with my grandmother on Orchard...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Dennis Rosencrance - Worcester, MA

“Minnie, Cindy and I have not seen you and Katy since my mom passed away. We are so sorry to hear of your passing. You lead a long and fruitful...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: CARY & CINDY HIMES - ASHBURN, VA

“Grover, Katie and family, I was so sorry to hear of Minnie's passing. Have known Minnie for several years and she was always so kind to me. Remember...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Martha (Kyle) Roy - Friend

“Katie and Grover and Children, we wish to entend our sympathy and tell you that your Mother meant much to those who knew her and to those whom she...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Julia Elbon - Elkins,, WV

“To Minnie's Family--I was sorry to hear about Minnie she was a wonderful Lady and I will always remember her sweet smile. She was always so kind to...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Reeda Shreve Francis

“Minnie was very dedicated to her profession. She was very nice to our family members when we were hospitalized and we appreciated her friendship. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Cece Wallace - Elkins, WV

“Dear Kerns Family, We send our condolences and prayers to each of you. May the love of our Lord be with you all. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Neil & Catherine Poe - Clinton, OK

“Grover, Katie and family: Sorry to hear of Minnie's passing. She was a wonderful Christian lady! We never were in her presence that she was not...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Peggy and Ray Jones - Elkins, WV

“Zach and family: We are so sorry to hear about your grandmaw-she was a sweet lady and we had many long talks when we lived on Gilmore Street. She...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Elaine (Hedrick) Bradley - elkins, WV

“DEAR GROVER, SO SORRY ABOUT YOU'R MOM. SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE. LOVE AND PRAYERS MARGARET ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: MARGARET SHOBE TAYLOR - friend

“Grover & family...I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. I, in the past, worked with her at the hospital and know the dedication she...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Glenda Schoonover Matthew

“Grover and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother is a wonderful woman and you were the best son to her. I offer my sincere condolences....Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Theresa Ends - Beverly, WV

“Grover, Katie and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care, Dee and Peggy ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Dee and Peggy Thomas - Frostburg, MD

“So sorry to hear of Minnie's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I worked with Minnie for several years at the hospital and what a...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Ellen (Fenstermacher) Carter

“Dear Grover, Katie & family, I enjoyed talking to your Mother, Minnie on my visits to WV. She always greeted me with a smile and made me feel...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Connie Mako - long time friend

“God Bless you and family. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Harold & Donna Rosencrance

“Katy, Husband, and family, We wanted to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. But one I don't doubt is the fact she is in a better place than...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Harold & Donna Rosencrance - WV


MINNIE SUZANNE ROTH KERNS, age 92 years, a resident of Elkins, WV departed this life Saturday evening, November 10, 2012 at the Monongalia General Hospital at Morgantown, WV.
She was born Tuesday, May 11, 1920 at Johnstown, PA a daughter of the late Mr. Roth and Rose Myeski Roth. On September 27, 1946 at Elkins, WV she was married to Grover Glendon Kerns, Sr., who preceded her in death February 13, 1977. Surviving are one son, Grover Glendon Kerns, Jr., and wife Katie, Elkins two grandsons, Rob Kerns and wife Lisa, Elkins; Zach Kerns and wife Tina, Morgantown; and four great great grandchildren, Danielle; Dylan, Garrett and Thea.
Preceding her in death are two brothers, Carl and Merle Roth.
Minnie was a graduate of Johnstown High School at Johnstown, PA and Nursing School at Johnstown, PA and served as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. After her service, she continued her nursing career at Davis Memorial Hospital, where she worked for over thirty years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Circle # 5 of the church.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 PM, Tuesday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1 PM. The Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley and the Rev. Barry R. Moll will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins, WV, where the H. W. Daniel's Post # 29, American Legion, the Tygart's Valley Post # 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the West Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard will conduct full military rites.

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