Ellis C. Kerns, 70, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Verna (Swope) Kerns; a daughter, Marie Deweerdt of Nineveh; a sister, Cora Smalley of Kensington, Ohio, and four grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday by the Rev. Jeff Johnson at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International.
Arrangements made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.