Belle Kemmner

Edna Belle Kemmner, 84, of Blennerhassett Heights, passed away April 23, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born March 29, 1930, in Wood County, a daughter of the late Earl and Clara Lockhart Woodyard.

Belle was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and had been attending the Word of God Ministries. She retired from the Wood County Board of Education with 24 years of service. She had also worked at the White Star Laundry, the Box Factory, the Chancellor Hotel and had been a U.S. Mail Carrier.

Surviving is her daughter, Pamela Sue (Warren E.) Kerby of Parkersburg; and her very special granddaughter, Tanya Dawn Kerby, whom she loved very much.

Also surviving is a special sister-in-law, Ann Cunningham, who has been with her through so much; sister-in-law, Edyth Woodyard; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Eugene “Ernie” Kemmner; brothers, Dale, Okey, Robert and Everett Woodyard; and sisters, Lucille Kimes Garrison and Virginia Dunn.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Kimes Funeral Home. Pastors Jerry Caplinger and Lynn Roush will officiate and burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today.

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