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 Lovinia Rachel <I>Beavers</I> Kerner

Lovinia Rachel Beavers Kerner

Dallas, Gregory County, South Dakota, USA
Death 9 Nov 2012 (aged 86)
Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 100492635 · View Source
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Lovinia Rachel Beavers was born on the family farm south of Dallas on December 2, 1925 to Charles and Filena (Harrison) Beavers. She was the eighth child of eleven.

Lovinia grew up south of Dallas on the family farm. She attended country school and finished the eighth grade. Her life was known by her hard work ethic from the time she was old enough to work until she was no longer able to work.

Lovinia married Albert Kerner on November 18, 1941. They lived on a farm in Tripp County with their two oldest children. In 1945 Lovinia followed her husband to Kentucky where he was stationed until he deployed to Korea. On Albert's return from Korea they worked their farm south of Dallas in Keya Paha County NE.

In 1980 they moved to Winner. Albert died in 1981. Lovinia continued to live in Winner until her health began to fail. In October she moved into the Rosebud Country Care Center.

Lovinia loved her family and especially enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren. She was a great cook and loved to cook for her family any chance she could. No one ever went away hungry.

Lovinia passed at the Rosebud Country Care Center on November 9, 2012 at the age of 86.

Lovinia is survived by her two sons Levern Kerner and wife Diane of Tacoma, WA, and John Kerner and wife Kathy of Lexington, NE; and one daughter Filena Miller and husband Danny of Winner, SD; ten grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren and sixteen great great-grandchildren, by two sisters Eleanor Vakiner and Belva Serr both of Gregory, and by one brother Jim Beavers of Rathdrum, ID and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Lovinia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Albert, her daughter Rosie, grandson Lee O'Connor, great-grandson Travis O'Connor, and great- granddaughter Jessica Rachel Sowards, brothers Charles, Burb, John, Bill, and Dan, sisters Mary Kerner and Mildred Cornett, and her half-sister Marvel McKenzie.

Obituary & Photo is from The Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home




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  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100492635
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lovinia Rachel Beavers Kerner (2 Dec 1925–9 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100492635, citing IOOF Cemetery, Gregory, Gregory County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Memories 4 ever (contributor 47377364) .