Sarah Deusenberry

Obituary of Sarah Jean Prahl Kerns Deusenberry

Sarah Jean Prahl Kerns Deusenberry, 89, of Fairmont passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Fitzwater’s Assisted Living. Sarah was born on August 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Paul and Beulah Prahl. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Nester Kerns and Clyde Deusenberry. Sarah was a member of Hillview Baptist Church and a volunteer at the Soup Opera. She enjoyed cooking, especially Apple Dumplings and Peanut Butter Fudge. She was a good Christian woman and a true servant to the community. Mrs. Deusenberry is survived by her daughter, Lana Jimmie and her husband Charlie; her son, Tom Kerns and his wife Cindi; four grandchildren, Brian, Brandi, Tommy Jr., and Kerri; eleven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Helen Graffius; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husbands, Sarah was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jeff and Michael; and eleven brothers and sisters. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, Morgantown Regional Office, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505. The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 2-8 p.m. and on Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Lettrick officiating. A committal service will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made to the family at