Kay Wilbanks Death, Obituary – At the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville on January 4, 2023, Kernith Stephens Vandevander passed away from complications related to his advanced age. If my memory serves me correctly, she was a member of the New Burton Baptist Church when she was alive. Some of her favorite things to do included quilting, sewing, tending to her flowers, and attending bluegrass singings and auctions. She also enjoyed going to auctions.
The funeral services will be held at the Kesler Funeral Home’s Baldwyn Chapel at twelve o’clock in the afternoon on the Saturday, January 7, 2023. The date of the funeral is set. The Reverend Dewayne Morgan will preside over the ceremony as the minister in charge of the religious aspects of the event. Following the conclusion of the funeral services, the body will be transported to the Zion Rest Community Cemetery to be laid to rest. On the evening of Friday, January 6, 2023, from five o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening, there will be a visitation held in the Baldwyn Chapel of the Kesler Funeral Home.
When Kernith passes away, she will be missed by a large number of people, including her son Doug Vandevander, who resides in Booneville; her granddaughter April Vandevander, who likewise resides in Booneville; her brothers Tommy Stephens, who resides in Booneville, and Mike Stephens (Sarah), who resides in Marietta; and a large number of nieces and nephews. April Vandevander will be especially saddened by her grandmother’s passing.
Her siblings Jerry, Kenneth, Danny, Stanley, and Randy Stephens, as well as her parents Grover and Lee Stephens, as well as her husbands Harold Vandevander and Cleo Wilbanks, as well as her sisters Peggy Hoard and Yvonne Stephens, all passed away before she did. Her husbands Harold Vandevander and Cleo Wilbanks also died before she did.