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Margaret Virgina Criss (Peggy) Kerns

Margaret Virgina Criss (Peggy) KernsMargaret Virgina Criss (Peggy) Kerns, 96, of Fairmont, WV, died Monday Dec. 21, 2009, in Fairmont General Hospital. 

Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Glover Gap, WV, she was the daughter of the late Fred Dale Criss and Elsie Iona Grandstaff Criss

Mrs. Kerns was a devoted homemaker and member of Gateway United Methodist Church of Fairmont, WV.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 34 Fairmont, WV, and a 1931 Graduate of East Fairmont High School.

She is survived by two daughters and two son in laws, Joyce Ann and Earl Ferguson of Carrollton, and Karen Rae and Rex Toothman of Suffolk, VA; two grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Susie Toothman of Chesapeake, VA, and Robert and Kate Ferguson of Cuyahoga Falls; two great grandsons Zachary and Matthew Toothman, both of Chesapeake, VA; a grandson in law, Marc Shideler of Winston-Salem, NC; several nieces, nephews and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by by her husband Charles Ray Kerns who died Nov. 7, 2005; three brothers; Kenneth Criss, Robert Criss and George Grandstaff; one sister, Edna Shaver and a granddaughter, Lisa Toothman Shideler.

The family will receive friends in the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009,, from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 24 from 10-11 a.m.  The funeral service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 11a.m. with Reverend Steven Meadows officiating.  The committal service will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Fairmont, WV.    The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic services in the funeral home Wednesday at 4 p.m.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.FORDFUNERALHOMES.com. 


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