Morris C. Kern, 81, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Springfield, IL.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Bethel Baptist Church, Vandalia, with Dr. Ben Foxworth, Rev. Ernie Flowers and Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor Cemetery RFD Vandalia, IL,. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and 10-11:00am Wed * before service*, all at Bethel Baptist Church, RFD Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Bethel Baptist Church, Woburn Baptist Church, American Heart Association and American Lung Association. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
He was born April 03, 1934, in Pittsburg, IL, the son of William Lewis “Bill” & Lillian Mae (Eyman) Kern. Married B. Lenora “Lee” Stoneburner, October 30, 1955 in Vandalia, IL. Morris was a Retired Retired Printer for Greenville Advocate and Wall Street Journal and Owner Operator of Kern’s Wonderful Woods in Raymond, IL. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and former Deacon & Sunday School Teacher at Woburn Baptist Church..
He is survived by: Wife – Lee Kern, Vandalia, IL; Son – Steve Kern & Teri, Iuka, IL; Daughter – Cherylee Bridges & Sam, Rochester, IL; Brother – Merle Kern & Phyllis, Vandalia, IL; Grandchildren – Josh & Trish, Jason & Kris, Becky & Ross, Branson & Deanna and Stephanie; 6 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Parents; Infant Brother, Charles; Granddaughter, Emylee and Grandson, Benjamin.
Miller Funeral Home
831 N 5th Street
Vandalia, IL 62471