Rosalie Hart Kerens Gill

Mrs. Rosalie Hart Kerens Gill, 85, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, N.C.

Born on March 19, 1929, in Kerens, she graduated from Elkins High School and attended Davis & Elkins College. She married John Kerens in 1946 and they had two children, Deborah and John.

She was preceded in death by her former husbands, John Kerens and James Gill; as well as her son, John (wife Judy). She is survived by her daughter Debbie and her husband Ted of Cary, N,C., and their children Bryan (and wife Caroline) of Evanston Ill., Bradley (and wife Jessica) of Huntersville N.C., and Courtney Harrigan (and husband David) of Durham, N.C. She also is survived by five great-grandchildren, with a sixth one on the way. Her sister Anna Hart Howse (Robert) of Fort Worth, Texas, also survives her.

In 1987 she married James Gill of Lexington, Ky., and they resided in Wellington, Fla., until his death in 1998, where they were active members of St. Peter’s UMC in Wellington. Rosalie continued to live in Wellington until 2013 when she moved to North Carolina to be closer to her daughter and family. While in Wellington she enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Red Hats, the Order of the Eastern Star Iretta Sherman Chapter No. 415, Wellington Seniors and Soroptimist International of The Palm Beaches. She was a direct descendant of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

A private service with interment will be held on a later date at Israel Cemetery in Kerens.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Peter’s UMC, 12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, Fla. 33414.

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