Venita F KernSeptember 18, 1924 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 93)
Venita F. Kern, 93, of Whittington passed away Sunday night, December 31, 2017 surrounded by her family.
She was born in Whittington, IL on September 18, 1924, the daughter of William C. & Iva (McCann) Baxter.
She married Edgar Griffen on April 3, 1948, and he died on August 28, 1963. She then married Etherd Kern on May 29, 1970, and he died on April 9, 1980.
Mrs. Kern had worked as a cook at Whittington Grade School for several years, she had worked Tuesday School at Rescue Church since it began, she worked at Burton's Cafe for many years & managed the Cafe for a couple of those years, then she retired from the Dietary Department at Franklin Hospital.
Mrs. Kern was a faithful member of the Rescue Free Will Baptist Church since 1938, and served as church Treasurer for several of those years.
She is survived by:
Niece: Loma Baxter of Whittington
Great-Niece: Traci Kelley & husband Marty of Whittington
3 Great-Great-Nephews: Daylon, Jace & Lane Kelley
Step-Sister: Barbara Lemons of Mt. Vernon
Step-Daughter: Melba Unitis & husband Edward of Huntersville, NC
Step-Niece: Cindy Wisnieski
Mrs. Kern was preceded in death by her Parents, Husbands, by a Brother-Charles W. Baxter, by a Sister & Brother-in-law-Wanda Lee & Victor Crowder & by a Nephew-Charles M. Baxter.
Funeral servicves will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Rescue Free Will Baptist Church in Whittington with Rev. Bryant Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Williams Chapel Cemetery in Ewing. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, and after 1:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Church.
In lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made to the Rescue Free Will Baptist Church.