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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Geneva J. Kernell

  • Geneva J. Kernell, 76, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2013, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kan.
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  • Geneva J. Kernell, 76, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2013, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kan.
    She was born July 17, 1937, at Ozone, Ark., the daughter of Buna Sears. A resident of Fowler, Kan., since 1974, she was a bookkeeper for Kernell Body Shop. In addition to her bookkeeper duties, she worked at the Minneola Nursing Home and Fowler Residential Care Center as a nurse's aid and med aid.
    She enjoyed reading, fishing, camping, music, and spending time with her family and friends.
    In May 1955, she married Calvin Kernell at Goodman. He survives.
    Other survivors include her children: James Kernell, John Kernell and wife, Julie, Dodge City, Kan., Dave Kernell and wife, Starla, Fowler, Russ Kernell and wife, Tina, Bradyville, Tenn., Calvin Douglas Kernell, Topeka, Kan., Teresa Smith and husband, Mike, Antlers, Okla; two brothers, Lowell Sears of Vinita, Okla., Billy Sears, Gladstone, Mo.;a sister, Nora Hutchinson, Butler, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Edgar Sears.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary Chapel, Meade. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
    The family would welcome memorials to the Fowler Residential Care Center in care of the funeral home.
    Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com

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