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Yvonne Kern

Yvonne K (Ayers) Kern, 74, of Washington, died Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Colonial Manor in Columbus Jct. following a battle with lung cancer. Per Yvonne’s wishes she will be cremated, and no services will be held. Memorial donations in her memory may be sent to Hospice of Washington County: 948 E 11th St, Washington, IA 52353. The Beatty Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Yvonne Kay (Ayers) Kern was born June 12, 1946, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Eldon and Gladys (Karr) Ayers. She graduated from Mid-Prairie High School. On August 4, 1962, she was united in marriage to Elmo Kern at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside. The couple owned and operated Hawkeye 76 Gas Station for 20 years and later Yvonne worked at Whitesell in Washington. Yvonne enjoyed watching drag racing, the Cubs, attending her granddaughters dance recitals and horse shows, and Thursday Night Supper Club.

Survivors include two daughters: Angie (Lance) Sprouse of North Liberty, Mindy (Jake) Miller of Ainsworth, two granddaughters: Jami (Andy) Kucera and Kailey (Joe) Gier, three great-grandchildren: Bristol, Hudson and Beckett, and a sister, Colleen (Roger) Beachy of Mt. Pleasant.

Preceding Yvonne in death were her parents and her husband Elmo.

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I remember Yvonne from the Wellman skating rink and from high school. She was a very nice girl. My Dad knew her folks. RIP Yvonne!Bonnie Huffman Baker

Bonnie Baker Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

Spent a lot of time at the Washington Cafe visiting with Von . Such a sweet lady that loved her family. Very caring person that took time out of her busy day to brighten yours. May you rest in peace.Rich and Tammy Crull

Rich &Tammy Crull Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

I am sad to hear of Yvonne's passing. I remember being at my grandmother's and she would stop in to visit with her. Sometimes she would sit me down and brush and do my hair for me, which I was not very good at. She was older and always looked so pretty, of course she was a pretty teenager and I looked up to her. I know she dearly loved her family and and Elmo. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gain a very special Angel. Love to all of her family.

Diane (Ayers) Fowler Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss she was an amazing woman. loved working with her at the Washington Cafe.

crystal Davis Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Angie, Mindy & families,This photo of your Mom says it all.......how beautiful!!! Always enjoyed catching up with Von, usually included several good laughs. Sympathies to all.

Robin & Ron Shull Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Vonn was a beautiful person, inside and out. She always told it straight out. And she loved her family. I worked with her at the Washington Cafe and at Fansteel/Whitesell. My condolences to Angie and Mindy. And to her sister. Love ya Vonn.

Dorene Schoolen Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

What a great lady....hard worker with my husband at Fansteel . She always met us with a smile and fun times. RIP

Gail & Sharon Niffenegger Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Yvonne was a wonderful lady. She came through my lane at Hy Vee all the time and the chats we had only her and I know. I love her and will miss her very much. Prayers to the family.

Cyndi Arbogast Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Angie & Mindy so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a great person & will be missed by all. Your families are in our thoughts & prayers. Brenda Adrian & family

Brenda Adrian Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Yvonne Kern

Craig Harris Sep 10 2020 12:00 AM

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