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Anna Belle Kern

May 16, 1927 ~ November 7, 2016

Anna Belle Kern passed away Monday November 7, 2016, she was 89 years old. Anna Belle was born in Ark City, KS to William and Anna (Moncravie) Hardy on May 16, 1927. Anna Belle grew up in many parts of the country including Arkansas City, KS, Chicago, IL and Winslow, AZ as her step father worked for the Sante Fe Railroad. When she grew up she worked as a waitress and an accountant’s assistant before getting married and devoting her life as a farmer’s wife and mother. She spent many hours cooking and hauling food to the fields to make sure all of the farm workers were well fed and taken care of. She always let everyone know what was on her mind and often brought a smile to the people around her. She loved her children and all of her nieces and nephews and always served big holiday meals so the family could spend time together. After her two children were grown, Anna Belle enjoyed spending time with her friends playing bingo and gambling at the local casinos. As she got older Anna Belle loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anna Belle lovingly spent the last nine years in Gilmer, TX with her son and his family.

Anna Belle was preceded in death by her parents, William Hardy and Anna (Moncravie) Hardy Mast; stepfather, Lamar Benjamin Mast; husband, Paul Kern, Sr.; brothers, William Hardy, Mick Mast and sister, Florence Nimitz.

She is survived by her son Paul Kern, Jr. and his wife Krysti of Gilmer, Texas; daughter, Anita Kern of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren, Cody Kern of Austin, Texas, Tanner Kern and his wife Kai of Yukon, Oklahoma, Brooke Kern and her fiancé Deontia Starling of Gilmer Texas, Cole Kern and fiance Bradyn Jenkins of Gilmer, Texas; great-grandchildren, Kenslee Starling and Vivian Jenkins.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Corzine Cemetery, Corbin Kansas.

Memorials may be given in memory of Anna Belle to the Salvation Army or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and left in care of the mortuary.

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Anita, Paul, Krysti, and

Dedrah - 11/12/2016

Anita, Paul, Krysti, and family - So very sorry to hear about Aunt Anna Belle. She and Uncle Doc were a couple of my favorites! Love, prayers, and sympathy to all of you. Love you!


So sorry for you loss.

Dianna webster ... - 11/13/2016

So sorry for you loss. Growing up in Corbin and knowing all of you was a joy! Anna Belle was always kind and wonderful to all the Corbin kids.


Remembering Anna Belle

Jerry and Maril... - 11/14/2016

It's those Corbin days I would remember. Anita, I believe I was your kindergarten teacher--and Paul, I see you were in Trevor's class--I may have been your pre-school teacher the year that Joellen Schmidt and I began Wagon Wheel PreSchool. Time goes by and some memories fade,but we still enjoy thinking back on times with friends--and your mom was one of those. We will not be able to join you all on Saturday as we will be celebrating a granddaughter's 7th birthday in Salina that day. We will be thinking of you all as you celebrate the life of a special person.


Sorry for your loss

Michael D Schmidt - 11/14/2016

Paul, Anita

I remember your mom being such a great person. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.



Suzie Ivy McMillan - 11/15/2016

I'm so sad to Baer about your mom. She was always so good to me. I know we never talk anymore, but I miss you sometimes and will be praying for you and your family.


I remember Anna Belle so well

Connie Nation Kimple - 11/15/2016

I remember Anna Belle so well. She worked for a number of years for my parents Ed and Mary Nation at Ed's Grill in Wellington. Such fond memories of a wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss.


Paul, Anita

Randy Webster - 11/17/2016

Thinking of you during this sad time.

I have many great memories of you and your parents.

My thoughts are with you!!


Hugs and Prayers

Erica Ender - 11/18/2016

Thinking of you, Paul and Anita, during this very saddened time. Sending much love, hugs and prayers.



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