Valmor Gene Kerns, 93 of Zalma, Missouri passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
He was born in Lutesville, Missouri, to Lelan and Dorothy Kerns. His first wife, LaDonna, passed away April 28, 1972. His second wife, Cleo, passed away September 20, 2003.
Valmor was raised on the family farm on Castor River near Arab, Missouri. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving honorably during the Korean War.
Valmor worked 30 years as a sixth-grade teacher and counselor in the Webster Groves Public School System. He was an advocate for higher education. When he retired, he had a master’s degree in education and was just short of a PhD. He was a member of Bethel General Baptist Church in Zalma.
To cherish his memory, he leaves two daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, and a sister and brother-in-law.
A committal memorial service will be held at 10 am Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery in Marble Hill with full military honors.
A memorial visitation will be held from 12 noon until service time on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Bethel General Baptist Church in Advance (near Zalma).
A memorial service will be at 1 pm at the church with Rev. Fred Ritter officiating.
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