Elizabeth Marie (Boyce) Kerns, 84 of Front Royal, VA passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022 at Heritage Hall in Front Royal.
Lizzie was born in 1938 in Frederick County, VA the daughter of the late Asbury Adam Boyce and Carrie Virginia Spitler. She was a member of Mount Pleasant – Lamps Chapel United Methodist Church and retired from Winchester Medical Center in the processing department. Lizzie loved spending time outdoors, spotting deer all around the house and was always on the go. She most of all loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lizzie is survived by her daughters, Deborah Ann Kerns of Frederick County, VA, Rosa Lee Place (David) of Front Royal, VA, Freda Marie Grove (Arthur) of Frederick County, VA; sons, Edgar Walter Kerns, Jr. of Front Royal, VA and Austin Bond (Angie) of Ringgold, VA; eleven grandchildren; twenty three great-grandchildren; brother, Asbury Adam Boyce, Jr.; half-sister, Bonnie Garrett; step-brother, Derek M. Heishman, and half-brother, Bronson “Buckie” Boyce.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Kerns; previous husband, Edgar Walter Kerns, Sr.; daughter, Wanda Louise Hetzel; sisters, Irene Moorland, Esther A. Kimbrell; brother, David A. Boyce; half-brother, Richard DeLawder; step-brother, John A. Heishman, Jr. and step-mother, Julia Boyce.
A visitation will be Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm with a service the following day on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 1pm all held at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel. Entombment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601 or Heritage Hall, 400 Strasburg Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630.