Sandra Jean Kerns


Sandra Jean Kerns, 77, of Adair County, passed peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

She was born September 12, 1946, to the late DeWitt Caldwell and Agnes Hoke.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Kerns and her siblings, Barbara, John and Mike.

A beautician, foster parent, crafter, advocate and avid antique collector, Sandra held many titles.  She was well known for evoking laughter with her stories and funny faces, being a hard worker and always helping others.  There no ailment her comfort cooking couldn’t cure and there was always a line for the food.  She enjoyed dancing, porch swinging, fishing and loving on her babies, who made her so proud.  She attended Sparksville Baptist Church.

Forever beautiful and young at heart, Sandra will be greatly missed.

Survivors include one brother, Patrick Hoke; two daughters, Melissa Caldwell and Michele (Reed) Schneider; six grandchildren, Mark, Amanda, Bianca, James, Jared and Mia; seven great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Brianna, Blake Logan, Abby, Fiona and Kasen; and two great-great-grandchildren, Trey and Addi.

Sandra chose Cremation with no Services or Visitation

Burial will be at a later date with her husband in the Kerns Cemetery

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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