Lois M. Kern, 79 yrs., of Honey Brook, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Home, while under the loving care of her family and hospice.

She was born in Lancaster on Friday, September 29, 1939. Lois was raised in Elizabethtown and was the daughter of the late J. Raymond & Caroline Smith. She was the wife of Rodney M. “Bink” Kern, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

Lois was a graduate of the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing. As an RN, she was employed with Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Bamberger of Honey Brook and Dr. Galonis of Morgantown. Lois was also a homemaker to her beloved family and later in her life worked with her family at the former Kern Hardware Store of Honey Brook.

She was a member of the Honey Brook United Methodist Church and the former Order of the Eastern Star Samuel Fear Chapter # 417. Lois enjoyed golfing, gardening, traveling and going on cruises. She and Bink traveled to Hawaii to spend their 25 wedding anniversary, coming home with cherished memories.

Lois was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Smith and two half brothers, Kenneth and Kermit Strominger.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, Mike and his wife Stephanie Kern and Tom and his wife Dodie Kern all of Honey Brook. There are four grandchildren, Steven, Alexandria, Kyle and Jessica Kern.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11 AM from the Honey Brook United Methodist Church, 4510 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, Pa., with Pastor Ray Voran officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 AM at the church. A private interment will be held at the Honey Brook Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Lois to either the Honey Brook United Methodist Church, PO Box 178, Honey Brook, Pa. 19344-0178 or American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305 or www.apdaparkinson.org

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com

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My sympathies to the Kern family. You are left with the wonderful memories of a vibrant, caring wife and mother. Lois was my neighbor and classmate for many years in Elizabethtown and I will always remember her constant and happy smiling personality.

~ Glenn Pfautz
5/15/2019 10:33:29 AM

Rodney ,Mike and Tom, I am very sorry for your loss.God bless all of you.I am sure she is in peace with god. This is a pain in your heart you will never forget.I lost my mother and father in 94 and 95.I still cry.Bless you all . Allen L.Styer Jr.

~ Allen L. Styer Jr. gordonville, PA
5/14/2019 10:58:39 PM

To the Kern Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lois was a kind, caring and beautiful woman inside and out. She will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Kelly Good
5/11/2019 10:01:28 PM

My vivid picture in my mind is of Lois, Shirley and I peeling and cutting up orange slices for the high school girl's hockey team. She was a great friend of my youth.

~ Diane Greiner Yates
5/11/2019 8:10:11 PM

To the entire Kern family, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayer for you all is that you find comfort knowing she is no longer in pain, no more sorrow, no more tears, and in the arms of Her Father in Heaven.

~ Teri Eide
5/10/2019 9:32:51 PM

So sorry for your loss,"bink" Mike,Tom and Families. Always remembered Lois at Dr. Bambergers office many years ago, and at the store.

~ Gary C Elston Elverson, Pennsylvania
5/10/2019 4:03:13 PM

We are very sorry for the loss of such a special lady. She was always so pleasant will be missed by our community. Our prayers to out to the Kern family at this sorrowful time.

~ Tara and Richard Lewis
5/10/2019 3:38:13 PM

My sympathies to the entire Kern family

~ Jodi Blackwell
5/10/2019 1:04:14 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.prayers to all the family

~ Gwen and John Phillips Vine Street. Honey Brook, Pa.
5/10/2019 12:05:06 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kern family, Mrs. Kern was always very nice and a joy to be around during my days at the Hardware store and HBFC.

~ Scott and Marcia Murphy Siler City, NC
5/10/2019 11:40:44 AM

My heart goes out to The Kern Family. Lois was a wonderful woman and always so nice to me when I worked at kern hardware. She will be missed dearly

~ Claudia Ruston Boothwyn , Pa
5/10/2019 11:14:43 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Lloyd & Jane Sweitzer

~ Jane Sweitzer Elverson, Pennsylvania
5/10/2019 8:26:31 AM

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