Gale (Tibbits) Kern, 63, of Augusta, entered eternal peace Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.

Gale (Tibbits) Kern, 63, of Augusta, entered eternal peace Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.

The celebration of her life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.

Gale was born in Wichita on Dec. 19, 1948, to Kathryn (George) Tibbits and Archie Tibbits. She retired as a lady jig builder and master laser tracker from Hawker-Beechcraft in January of 2011.

She is survived by: mother, Kathryn Tibbits of Augusta; brother, Mike Tibbits and wife Connie of Wichita; daughter, Dawn Hromek and husband Chris of Augusta; adopted son, Tony Elder and wife Chantel of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepdaughter, Cris Hoffman and husband Vern of Wichita; stepson, Harold Hopp of Wichita; and adopted daughter Jenni Lee; grandchildren, Misty Hromek, Cody Hromek, Chevy Hoffman and Jayden Lee.

She was preceded in death by her father, Archie Tibbits; husbands, David Lafferty, Lee Hopp and Ronnie Lee.

Memorial donations to KS Department of Wildlife and Parks.