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Kenneth A. Bernard, Russell Springs, KY (1918-2011)

He was an honored, highly esteemed citizen of South Central, KY, a member of a large, distinguished Russell Co., KY family. He was the last survivor of 10 brothers and sisters in the family of the late Marcus and Ida Bernard. He was owner and operator of Bernard Funeral Home for 57 years. His marriage to Eula Mae Lawless Bernard, who survives, endured 66 years. He was a US Army Veteran and a member of the Russell Springs Christian Church

Kenneth A. Bernard, 92, Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY.

The funeral service will be at 10amCT, Monday July 4, 2011, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Richie Curtis and Bro. Carroll Egnew the officiating clergy. Special music will be by Wes Bottom. Burial will be in the Russell Springs City Cemetery, Russell Springs, Ky. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Sunday, July 3, 2011, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Eric Godby, Tason Matney, Adam Matney, Tyler Matney, Willie Hurt, and Paul Bernard.

Kenneth A. Bernard, Russell Springs, KY (1918-2011)

Kenneth A. Bernard was born Sunday, August 11, 1918, in Russell Co., KY. He was the son of the late Ida Frances Kelsey Bernard and Marcus Henry Bernard. He died Friday, July 1, 2011, in Russell Springs, Russell Co., KY at the age of 92 years, 10 months, and 20 days.He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eula Mae Lawless Bernard, Russell Springs, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Barbara Ann (Noel) Godby and Johnna (Jimmy) Matney, both of Russell Springs, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Lesley Denise (Willie) Hurt, Eric Bernard Godby, Jason Landon Matney, Adam Lee Matney, and Tyler Bernard (Christin) Matney, all of Russell Springs, KY

  • Six great grandchildren: Kelsey Leanne Hurt, William Colton Hurt, Kenley Bryson Godby, Karli Noelle Hurt, Ciara Alyse Matney, and Kaitlin Bunch.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, Waldo, Glendo, Karldo, Arthur, Woodrow, and Kermit Gibson Bernard, and by three sisters, Elma Bottom, Olma Bryant, and Zelma Oaks; and one grandson, Kevin Baker Godby.

He was a veteran of the the US Army and was owner and operator of Bernard Funeral Home for 57 years. He was a member Russell Springs Christian Church.

The family requests memorials to the Russell County Hospital Building Fund. These can be made at the funeral home.

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main ST, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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