Mrs. Wilma Perry Kern, age 82, of Staunton, died Friday, August 14, 2020, at Augusta Health, Fishersville. She was the wife of the late Harry G. Kern, Sr.
Mrs. Kern was born January 11, 1938 in Little Creek, WV, the daughter of the late Vincent Perry and Iredo Cole Perry.
She was employed as a bus driver by the Alleghany County School System for a number of years. Wilma was a member of Emory United Methodist Church. Mrs. Kern was also a member of Falling Spring Rescue Squad. She loved to travel especially to the beach as well as to Disneyland. Wilma also loved to travel to Dresden, OH where the original Longaberger Baskets were made, so she could add to her large collection. She loved animals especially her dog, Barney.
Mrs. Kern is survived by a daughter, Donna Raynes, two sons, Harry Kern, Jr. and Kevin Kern; five grandchildren, Tina Raynes, Amy Kern, Jason Kern, Jonathan Kern and Julie Kern; ten great grandchildren; a brother, Carl Perry of Hot Springs; a sister, Judy Jones of Covington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Emory United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Lynn Wright officiating.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 7:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. at Loving Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Falling Spring Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 880, Covington, VA 24426.
Arrangements will be handled by Loving Funeral Home; www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.
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