ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Ralph A. Kerns, 79, formerly of Washington, passed away Tuesday at St. Louis University Hospital. He had resided the past five years at the Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born Dec. 1, 1932, in Martin County, he was the son of Alton and Lillian (Bauer) Kerns. Upon graduation from Shoals High School in 1950, he served in the United States Air Force in Korea. He retired in 1992 as manager of National Gypsum. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroad, Washington American Legion Post 121, Moose Lodge 1080, Fraternal Order of Eagles 414, and V.F.W. Post 3321. He is survived by two sons, Mark and Scott Kerns, both of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Tamela Leaver of Baldwin, Mo.; one brother, Clarence Kerns of Mitchell; three sisters, Betty Crays of French Lick, Phyllis Wininger and Mary Rose Risner, both of Crawfordsville; eight grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, John Walter Kerns. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with Pastor Mary Poston officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Dubois Crossroads, with military graveside rites conducted by Shoals American Legion Post 61. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Dec. 1, 1932 - June 12, 2012
Robert ‘Lee’ Kavanaugh
Robert “Lee” Kavanaugh, 74, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Wednesday at Daviess Community Hospital.
Diane Marie Wuensch, 53, formerly of Loogootee, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday in Loogootee. Born Jan. 6, 1960, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Thomas L. and Mariann (Bindner) Wuensch.
Mary Margaret Graber, 65, died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Born Nov. 12, 1947, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Joel and Margaret (Raber) Graber.
Barry J. Kluemper, 51, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.
Donald S. Sims, 59, died Sunday at Daviess Community Hospital.
Ralph E. Lottes, 61, of Washington, died Friday at his home.
Lucille Nolley Dillon
Lucille Nolley Dillon, 76, died at 3:02 p.m. Saturday at Select Hospital in Evansville after a brief illness.
Born Sept. 30, 1935, in Daviess, she was the daughter of Arlan V. and Essie (Hardesty) Nolley. She graduated from Montgomery High School in 1953 and retired as a bookkeeper from McDonald Chevrolet in Washington after 43 years of service.
David E. “Dew” Weathers
David E. “Dew” Weathers, 4, died Sunday.
He was a member of Red Door School.
Bert Eugene Bennett
Bert Eugene Bennett, 72, Washington, passed away Wednesday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Born Nov., 24, 1940 in Chicago, he was the son of Bert W. Bennett and Mary (Millay) Bennett.
Cathy Elbert Adams
Cathy Elbert Adams, 62, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.
Services will be held today at noon at the First United Methodist Church in Petersburg. Burial will be in Walnut Hills Cemetery.
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