April 19, 1922 - July 17, 2017
(Marjorie) Elaine B. Kern, 95, of Urbana, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017.
She was born April 19, 1922 in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of Wendell H. and Marie (Decker) Baker. She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Robert Kern and her brother, Allan H. Baker.
She was a graduate of the Ohio State University and retired from Urbana City Schools where she taught high school business classes. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana.
Elaine is survived by her daughter, Roberta (Robert) Arnold of Urbana; sons, Gregory Kern of Jersey City, NJ and Ted (Zeka) Kern of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Brendan Kern of Fairbanks, AK, Amanda (Jamie) Norris of Rushsylvania, OH, Emily Arnold (Arrin Matthews) of Urbana, Katherine Arnold of Urbana and Jennifer Kern of Knoxville, TN; great grandchildren, Alisdair Ellis of Knoxville, TN and Alexander Matthews of Urbana; and nephew, Allan Baker of Urbana.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the St. Mary Church, Urbana with Father Matt Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cancer Assoc. of Champaign County at PO Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
My deepest condolences to the Kern family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.