Violet Joyce Kernan, 68, of Tilden, IL passed away at 5 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born on May 24, 1949 in Caraway, AR, the daughter of the late Vernon and Rosie (Jackson) Yon. Violet and Robert James Kernan Sr. were united in marriage on July 19, 1966 in Centerville, IL. Robert preceded her in death on October 29, 2013. Violet was a member of Loyalty Missionary Baptist Church in Eden.
Violet is survived by two sons, Robert (Glenda) Kernan Jr. of Baldwin, IL, and Bill (Desuray) Kernan of Tilden, IL; two daughters, Kathy (Danny) Hood of Tilden, IL, and Brandi Malkin of Sparta, IL; three sisters, Frances Faulkner of Arkansas, Midge Smith of Bonne Terre, MO, and Patrisha Hunter of Dover, AR; four brothers, Henry Yon of Cahokia, IL, Pleas Yon of Ware, IL, Roger Yon of Shiloh, IL, and Donny Yon of Marissa, IL; nine grandchildren, Nathaniel (Lucinda) Kernan, Ryan, Heather, Albert, Joey, Karenna Kernan, Crystal Jacobs, Courtney Kernan, and Dena Malkin; two great grandchildren, Elizabeth Lynn Grace Kernan and Aslan Jacobs; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Violet is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Lavern Nickleson and Bea Powers, two brothers Louis Yon and Charles Yon, two grandsons Joshua Hood and Lazarus Hicks
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Loyalty Missionary Baptist Church in Eden
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the Church
Memorials may be given to the Family for Their Wishes