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Gertrude Burton Kerns, 95, Columbia, KY (1927-2022)

Gertrude Burton Kerns of Columbia died on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, KY. She was 95 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 1pmCT on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Free Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 10amCT on Tuesday at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

She was born in Adair County on May 5, 1927 to the late Owen and Eller Jane Burton. She was also preceded in death by her husband Barney Kerns.

Mrs. Kerns was of the Nazarene faith and was a former employee of Osh Kosh.

She is survived by several family and friends including her brother-in-law and caregivers Paul Kerns and his wife Holly of Russell Springs, KY.

Pallbearers will be Steve Kerns, Dwight Kerr, Jeff Kerns, Justin Kerns, Fred Kerns and Tony Kerr.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Gertrude Burton Kerns, 95, Columbia, KY (1927-2022)

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