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1935 Julia 2019

Julia Ann Kern

June 21, 1935 — November 18, 2019

Julia Ann Kern, age 84, of the Ivy Bend community south of Stover, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, November 18, 2019, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

She was born June 21, 1935, on the family farm near Hiawatha, Kansas, a daughter of John and Mary Barnhisel Kreuzburg.  On December 18, 1965, in Oskaloosa, Kansas, Julia was united in marriage to Mike Kern, who survives at their home.

Julia was a graduate of Hiawatha High School in Hiawatha, Kansas.  She attended Highland Junior College receiving her Associates Degree before enrolling in the Emporia State Teachers College; she then graduated from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska with a degree in Elementary Education.

Julia taught 5th grade for several years before taking the position of librarian with Kansas City Kansas Community College, retiring in 1999.

Mike and Julia began coming to the Lake of the Ozarks in the 1970’s and it was during that time period they found their perfect spot in the Ivy Bend community.  They made regular trips to their weekend getaway; starting with just a boat and later a cabin where they enjoyed the beauty of the lake and spending time with their weekend neighbors.  In 2000, following Mike’s retirement, they moved from the Kansas City area and made Ivy Bend their permanent home.

Julia was an avid reader, enjoyed working word game puzzles and sitting on her porch admiring her beautiful flowers that were in the garden.  She was an active member of the Lakeview Baptist Church and a volunteer at the Ivy Bend Food Pantry.

In addition to her husband of 53 years, she is survived by four siblings and their spouses, Arthur and Olive Kreuzburg of Colony, Kansas; Kay Wiltz of Marysville, Kansas; Mary Lynn and Richard Cramer of Great Bend, Kansas and John and Rose Kreuzburg of Hiawatha, Kansas; a sister-in-law Marsha Veal of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lester Kreuzburg.

A Celebration of Julia’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, at the Lakeview Baptist Church in Ivy Bend with Rev. Jim Bowers officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church on Saturday.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lakeview Baptist Church or the Ivy Bend Food Pantry.


Friends will be received Lakeview Baptist Church Saturday, December 07, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 32760 Ivy Bend Road
Stover, MO 65078 Directions Celebration of Life Lakeview Baptist Church Saturday, December 07, 2019 10:00 AM 32760 Ivy Bend Road
Stover, MO 65078 Directions
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