Margaret “Carol” Hardin Kerns

Margaret “Carol” Hardin Kerns, age 78, of Vine Grove, KY passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Carol was born February 12, 1942, in Sample, KY to the late William Chester Shelman and Josephine Marie Flaherty Shelman. Her husband’s, Jesse James Hardin and Ted Kerns; son, Chris Hardin; brother’s, Larry Shelman and Bill Shelman; and grandson, Jeremy Michael Hylemon preceded her in death.

Carol owned and operated Carol’s Cut & Curls in Radcliff, KY for over 15 years. She loved to watch and feed wildlife outside her home, and to do ceramics, and had her own shop, Carol’s Ceramics for over 10 years. She also loved and spoiled her grandchildren every chance she had. She was a wonderful Mama and loved preparing Sunday dinners for her family and spending time with them after dinner.

She is survived by her daughter, Kim Hylemon of Vine Grove, KY; sister, Penny (Bill) Rannevarger of Wisconsin; brothers, Terry Shelman of Pennsylvania, Gene Shelman of Louisville, Lynn Shelman of Brandenburg, Gary Shelman of Texas, John Shelman of Maryland, Stan Shelman of Louisville and Chuck Shelman of Guston, KY, and 4 grandchildren.

A private service will be held. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929 or online at

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