Our beloved Marcy (Marceleen) Mae Green Kern passed on to heaven on June 1, 2012 at the age of 90 years. She was born and in Burlington, Iowa on May 20, 1922 to Harley Benjamin Green and Susie B. (Gudgel) Green. Marcy was an only child. It was in these early years that Marcy learned to be an accomplished organist.
She met and married Jack Thurston Showalter in 1946, and they had three fine boys: Douglas, Daniel and Richard. Sadly, she became a widow only 4 years later. In 1951, she met and married Stanley Meredith Kern and they shared a long loving 56 years together. Between them, an additional son James was born into the family.
In 1955, they moved from Ames, Iowa to Buhl, Idaho, where Stan began a long and distinguished dental practice. Marcy quickly became involved, giving back to the many community organizations and activities over the years. She was very instrumental in helping to create and launch the Buhl Minstrel Show production, and participated in many other community causes. She was also a member of the Rainbow Girls, P.E.O., Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. She owned and operated Marcy's Gift Store, and later was employed by the College of Southern Idaho working in the registration department for many years.
Marcy's gifted passion for music allowed her to dance, sing and play the organ, for many functions, pageants and her church. She loved cooking, camping, family gatherings, and traveling, which she did extensively with her husband, Stan. In later years, they split time between their home in Buhl and a 2nd home in Sun City West, Az, where they enjoyed time with their many close friends. She was a devout believer in God and loved her church and congregation.
When asked what she felt her greatest accomplishment was, with pride she would say her four boys. She is survived by her 4 sons and their wives: Douglas and Frances Kern of Twin Falls, Daniel and Carla Kern of Boise, Richard and Susie Kern of Redmond, Or., and James and Nikki Kern of Twin Falls. She also has 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, all of which she loved dearly!
Marcy had a vivacious spirit, and a ready and welcoming smile for all, befriending everyone she met. She will be missed by all who knew her, and she will remain in our hearts forever. Never to be forgotten, and always in our thoughts, she rejoins those loved ones who preceded her in death.
Memorial services will be held at the Buhl Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m. Marcy was a great supporter of St. Jude's Children Research Hospital and requested that donations to St. Jude's be considered in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel of Buhl, Idaho