Ruby Hazel Hinchman Kerns

  • BORN: July 9, 1921
  • DIED: May 10, 2017
  • LOCATION: Elkins, West Virginia

Ruby Hazel Hinchman Kerns, age 95 years, a former resident of Elkins, WV and more recently a resident of Cincinnati, OH departed this life Wednesday afternoon, May 10, 2017 at the Hospice of Cincinnati - East Inpatient Care Center at Cincinnati, OH. She had been in declining health.
She was born Saturday, July 9, 1921 at Elkins, WV a daughter of the late John Stark and Amy Pearl Pritt Hinchman. On September 11, 1951 at Elkins, WV she was married to Arno Scott Kerns, who preceded her in death February 12, 1992. They had celebrated forty years of marriage. Surviving are one son, Allen Wayne Kerns and wife Debra of Cincinnati, OH; one granddaughter, Allyson Ann Carter; and two great grandsons, Austin Allen Carter, and Britton Lee Carter, all of Longview, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruby was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death are three brothers, Winfred, Cecil Stark, and Leslie Lynn Hinchman; and five sisters, Eva Elizabeth, and Velma Audra Hinchman, Gertrude Eskew, Edna Newsom, and Virginia Chenoweth.
She attended the White School and was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1940. She had worked for the Randolph County Board of Education for seventeen years, working as Head Cook for eleven years at Elkins High School, Central School, and North School, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Degree of Honor, the Randolph County Senior Center, the Randolph County Retired Teachers Association and the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church. Ruby loved flowers and country music.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 PM, Monday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11 AM. Pastor Jeremiah A. Jasper will officiate and interment will follow at the Elkins Memorial Gardens on the Country Club Road, Elkins, WV.

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  • May 15, 2017
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 120 First Street
  • Elkins, WV 26241
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Funeral Service
  • May 16, 2017
    11:00 AM
  • Lohr & Barb Funeral Home
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  • Elkins, WV 26241
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“ Dear Allen, Debra & family our thoughts & prayers are with all of you in the loss of Ruby. She was such a dear, loving caring lady. We so enjoyed the...Read More »

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