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.
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