Melissa Lynn Kerns, 48, of Shadyside, OH, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.

She was born March 5, 1970, in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of James Ronald and Ruth Irene Fleming Kerns.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband of 12 years, Robert Wilson Gooch, Jr.; her children, Chuckie, Tabatha, Hannah, Zachary, Jazmine, James and Matt; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Donna Lemons; and a host of family and friends.

Friends will be received Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 3545 Jacob St., Wheeling, WV, (304-232-4060) with Pastor Michael Reim officiating.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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