Mary Evelyn Kerns

  • Born: October 8, 1921
  • Died: October 21, 2019
  • Location: Rising Sun, Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tel. (410) 658-6030

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Mary Evelyn Kerns, age 98 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 21, 2019.
She was born on October 8, 1921 in Trade City, PA to the late Irvin Earl Best and Mary Elsie (Spotswood) Best.
Mary Evelyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1938 before going to nursing school and joining the US Army Nurse Corps at the beginning of World War II. At the conclusion of the war, she returned to Cecil County and served as a public health nurse until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of Janes United Methodist Church and a 70-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Additionally, she was a member of the American Legion Post #194, Gathering Place, and Red Hat. Mary Evelyn looked forward to playing cards and loved attending luncheons with her friends. She enjoyed hosting family meals on Sundays and was very generous with her time, being a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
Mary Evelyn is survived by her son, Timothy Kerns and his wife, Dale; her two grandchildren: Katy and Alex Kerns, and her son-in-law, Ray Groseclose.
In addition to her parents, Mary Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Kerns; brothers, Frederick J. Best and Albert E. Best, and daughter, Barbara K. Groseclose.
A celebration of Mary Evelyn's life will be held on October 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 South Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911, where family and friends may attend the visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Brookview Cemetery in Rising Sun, MD. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to "Janes United Methodist Church" or the "Rising Sun High School Alumni Association" and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.


Condolence & Memory Journal

With Sympathy for you and your family, Dale.

Posted by Wayne & Ann Hill - North East, MD - Friend   October 25, 2019

To the Kerns family
Mary (Evelyn) was a proud member of American Legion Mason-Dixon Post 194 for 47 consecutive years. A photo of her in her Army uniform hangs proudly on the wall at the Post. She was a valued member and veteran, and loved by all who knew her. Her many friends at the Post mourn her passing. We hope that the family can take solace in knowing that she served her family, community, and country well and that she is now at peace with God. We pray that God's perpetual light shines brightly upon her.

Posted by David Bradford, Chaplain Post 194 - Rising Sun, MD - Acquaintance   October 23, 2019

So sorry for your loss, she was always a very kind person.

Posted by Vicky Haines - Rising Sun, MD - Friend   October 22, 2019

Tim and Dale and family, I am sorry for your loss. I choose to believe that she is with Jim now and what a happy reunion that was. While it is a sad occasion, it is also a joyous one to know that she has joined Jim and will live happily ever after. God Bless

Posted by Sandi Didra - Rising Sun, MD - Friend   October 22, 2019

Sending prayers and condolences to the Kerns family.

Frances Rosling

Evelyn was a very nice lady.

Posted by Frances Rosling - Hudson, NY - Friend   October 22, 2019

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