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 Almina J “Minnie” <I>Lair</I> Kerns

Almina J “Minnie” Lair Kerns

Birth
Stark County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Aug 1951 (aged 81)
Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Plot Div B, Row 2
Memorial ID 30182930 · View Source
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Born near Duncan, IL. Daughter of Andrew J. and Henrietta (Adams) Lair, wife of Joshua Kerns, m. January 19, 1898.

Princeville Telephone
Aug 1951

Last Rites Are Held For Mrs. Almina J. Kerns

Funeral services for Mrs. Almina J. Kerns of Princeville were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Bouton Memorial home in Princeville, Rev. J. J. Graves, pastor of the Princeville Methodist church, was in charge of the service. Burial was in the Princeville cemetery.
Almina J. Kerns was born near Duncan September 29, 1869, the daughter of Andrew J. and Henrietta Adam Lair and died Thursday, August 30 in her home in Princeville. She was united in marriage January 19, 1898 to Joshua C. Kerns, who preceded her in death February 4, 1919. To this union was born one son, Merle Kerns of Toulon.
Mrs. Kerns spent her entire life in the Duncan and Princeville communities. She was an active member of the Methodist church, being president of the Ladies Aid for a number of years. She had been a member of the Methodist church longer that any other living member. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and was an Oracle for a number of years. She was also a member of the WCTU.
Surviving are one son, Merle Kerns of Toulon, two granddaughters, Mrs. Dean King of Princeville, Mrs. William Hall of Peoria; and three grandsons. A niece, Miss Effie Liar, who always made her home with Mrs. Kerns, also survives.
Pallbearers were Leo A. Graves, Berwin Dell, Elza Graves, Clarence Ralph, Harold Poole and Fred Jackson.
Friends and relatives form out of town attending the funeral services for Mrs. Almina Kerns Saturday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Vernice and Lela Evans of Peoria and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gingrich of Toulon


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  • Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Melton
  • Added: 29 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30182930
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Almina J “Minnie” Lair Kerns (29 Sep 1869–30 Aug 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30182930, citing Princeville Township Cemetery, Princeville, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by One Foot In The Grave (contributor 47388650) .