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Dorothy Kerns, 89, Adair County, KY (1928-2017)

She was of the Baptist faith and a former factory worker. She was a native of Adair County, KY, and the matriarch of an extraordinarily talented, highly accomplished family.
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Dorothy Kerns, 89, of Columbia, KY, died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at T.J. Health/Columbia Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service will Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Darrell Landis officiating. Burial in Kerns Cemetery, 2125 Allen Schoolhouse Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the funeral home.

Dorothy Kerns, Adair County, KY (1928-2017)

She was born August 23, 1928, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late James Hobert & Pearl Bryan Coffey Kerns. She died Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 89 years, one month, and 26 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Doug Kerns and Janice Casey' and four grandchildren.

She was of the Baptist faith and a former factory worker.

Survivors include:

  • One daughter: Debbie & husband Andy Withers of Columbia, KY

  • Two sons: Terry and wife Wanda Kerns of Campbellsville, KY; and Steve Kerns and special friend, Pam Parker of Knifley, KY

  • Two brothers: Dallas Kerns of Bardstown, KY; and Joe Kerns of Columbia Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Mable Barnes of Bardstown, KY

  • Twelve grandchildren

  • Twenty-five great-grandchildren

  • Four great-great grandchildren

  • Several other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Dorothy Kerns

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Dorothy Kerns, 89, Adair County, KY (1928-2017)

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