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“Sending sincere condolences for you Sherry. I know it's never easy to loose someone that you love. Know you're in my thoughts.Kenny was a special...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly & Clem Stewart - VA

“Sending Sincere Condolences for you Sherry. I know it's never easy to loose someone that you love. Know you're in my thoughts.Kenny was a "special"...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly & Clem Stewart - VA

“Sherry so so sorry your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Shirley Judy Moody - Parsons, WV

“Sherry. I was so sorry to hear about Kenny passing. He was a great person, who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. As Eddie's cousin, I observed...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joy Skinner - Elkins, WV

“Dear Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a wonderful Christian man. He loved God and his family. He lived in my community many years...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Taylor Swecker - WV

“Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for strength and comfort go up to you and the rest of the family. Kenny was such a good person,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Howell - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Kenny was a was a wonderful man. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Terry & Wanda Morrison Wilmington


CHARLES KENNY KERNS, age 70 years a resident of Elkins, WV, went home to be with Jesus our Lord on Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of West Virginia Caring.
He was born Tuesday, March 18, 1947 at Detroit, MI, a son of the late Delanis Kerns and Elizabeth "Betty" Guibord Kerns. On September 17, 1988, he was married to the former Sherry Lee Bodkins-Hawley, who survives. They had celebrated twenty nine years of marriage.
Also surviving are one step-son, Chad Hawley and wife Priscilla of Elkins; four grandchildren, Takoda, Cheyenne, Cherokee and Trystan; two sisters, JoAnn Kerns of Unity, NH, Norma Mino and husband Eric of Creston, OH; foster sister, Patricia Kalar and husband Steve of Mechanicsburg, PA; foster nieces and nephews; his bloodline nieces and nephews; Donna June Reed-Pierce and David Pierce of Parsons, Bradley Kerns of NH.
Preceding him in death are two sisters, Donna Kerns and Patty Pierce; foster brother, Ronnie Kalar.
Kenny resided at WV Children's Home for about six years and was in three foster homes. One being with Georgia Kalar, where he lived and worked for years, taking care of her son, Eddie Kalar, who had M.S., as well as doing yard, house work, canning, gardening and taking care of chickens, turkeys, deer meat and snow shoveling. Kenny worked hard all his life, doing yard maintenance for many many people in Elkins and he worked at the church and at the start of Rock Ministries Food Pantry and soup ministry in Elkins.
Kenny had a super big heart. Waved to people all the time and he never met a stranger. He loved his dogs and football, WV, Cowboys and Pittsburgh. He really enjoyed ramps, and planted his own patch. He attended church regularly, and that is where he met his wife Sherry. I think he was waiting to go in rapture so I could go with him. Our Lord Knows.
Private interment will be at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, WV.

Funeral Home
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home
120 1st St Elkins, WV 26241
Tel. (304) 636-4440

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