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Delaware County Obituaries


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KARCH, Anne

September 11, 1951

Notes: Karch, Anne (nee Sullivan), wife of the late K. Walter Karch, beloved sister of Julia Sheehan, Jeremiah L. Sullivan of Terre Haute Ind. and Mary Sullivan of Muncie Ind., residence, 2815 Ludlow Rd. Friends may call at Bennett-Sharer Funeral Home, 11212 Euclid Ave. Services at Our Lady of Pence Church, (E. 126 St. and Shaker Blvd.), Wednesday, at 10 a. m. Burial Calvary Cemetery.


KEFFER, Elsie May

September 4, 1923

Notes: Keffer-Elsie May (nee Morris), beloved wife of Herbert A. Koffer, daughter of Martha and Joseph Morris, and mother of Alda May, at residence, 3942 Prospect, Tuesday, September 4, 11:30 p. m. Services at late residence, Thursday, ? p. m. Interment in Muncie, Ind.


KELLS, Gladys Burke

January 28, 1950

Notes: Kells, Gladys Burke, wife of Edmund P.; mother of John Read; sister of Jack G. Burke of Muncie, Ind., and Mrs. Florence Clemons of Baltimore, Md. Friends received at the Dougherty Funeral Home, 13613 Euclid Ave. Services Saturday at 1:30 p. m.


KEMPER, Arthur S.

May 23, 1920

Notes: Kemper-Arthur S., beloved husband of Mattie E. father of Mrs. C. W. Ingram of Muncey, Ind., Alice, Lelia, Emma, Sadie, Etta and Ruby passed away Friday at 5:20 p. m. at his late residence, 10813 Marlborough avenue. Funeral from late residence Tuesday, May 25, at 2:30 p. m. Friends invited. (Muncie, Ind., papers please copy) 1848 - 1920. East Cleveland Cemetery East Cleveland, Ohio.


KEMPER, Lelia

November 1, 1922

Notes: Kemper-Lelia, age 31 years, beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie Kemper; sister of Alice, Emma, Sadie, Beatrice, Etta and Ruby, Wednesday morning. Funeral from late residence, 10813 Marlborough avenue, Saturday at 2:30 p. m. Muncie (Ind.) papers please copy.


KEMPER, Mattie

October 23, 1921

Notes: Kemper-Mattie, age 62 years, wife of the late Arthur S., mother and grandmother, Sunday morning, at her residence, 10813 Marlborough avenue. Funeral from the late residence, Thursday at 2:30 p. m. Muncie (Ind.) papers please copy.


KERN, Bessie M.

The Muncie Evening Press - Wednesday, May 8, 1985

Bessie M. Kern: Services for former Muncie resident Bessie M. Kern, 91, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who died Monday in Apostolic Christian Home, Rittman, Ohio, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Parson Mortuary-Adams Chapel. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. She had been a resident of the home for 15 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Dorothy) Hoffman, Cleveland Heights; a sister-in-law, Anna Doyle, Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Fred Kern, died in 1963. Memorials may be sent to Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman, Ohio, 44270.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern)


KERN, Charles E.

The Muncie Star - February 4, 1982

C.E. Kern, founder of printing company, dies at his home

Charles E. Kern, 69. died Wednesday evening at his home, 6 Hickory, following an illness of six months. He was born in Delaware County, graduated from Central High School in 1931, and spent his entire life in this area. Mr. Kern was employed at Marhoefer Packing Company several years prior to his retirement.  In 1969, he and two of his sons started the Precision Printing Company. He was a member of Gulf Stream Masonic Lodge, Lakeworth Fla., Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, and Marhoefer Sympathy Club. Surviving are his wife, Oeta; two daughters, Mrs. Clinton (Joanne) Terrell, Muncie, Mrs. William (Sandy) Gaskill, Selma; his stepdaughter, Mrs. Levi (Barbara) Gaddis, Muncie; four sons, Keith, Robert, Jon and Richard Kern, all of Muncie; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Agnes) Crandell, West Palm Beach, Fla., and a brother, Frank Kern, Gaston. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Meeks Mortuary.  Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory. Calling hours are at the mortuary from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and any time before services Saturday.

Contributed by Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, niece


KERN, Elizabeth Agnes

The Muncie Star - November 11, 1927

ACCIDENT IS FATAL TO COWAN WOMAN

 

Mrs. Joseph E. Kern Dies of Injuries Received in Auto Collision October 20. Mrs. Elizabeth Agnes Kern, 75, the wife of Joseph E. Kern, 72, of Cowan, died in a Muncie hospital yesterday afternoon from injuries received October 20 in an automobile accident three miles east of Daleville.  The body was removed to the home of a son, Jacob E. Kern, 214 East Seventh street, and will be taken to the family residence Friday night.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning at the Cowan Friends Church.  The Rev. Charles Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in the Tomlinson Cemetery.  Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Hayden of Richmond, and Jacob of Muncie, five grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.  Mrs. Kern had been a resident of Delaware County for fifty years.

According to reports of the accident which occurred on the Daleville-Progress road, Mr. Kern was driving east and was struck by an oil tank truck being driven south by Lester Kern of Yorktown.  The truck struck the back of Kern’s machine injuring Mrs. Kern, her husband, and Miss Agnes Kern, 17, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kern.  Mrs. Kern sustained a fractured hip.  The others were cut. No cause for the accident was determined.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, great-granddaughter


KERN, Ella Marie

The Muncie Star - Thursday, March 23, 2001

Ella Kern, 86

 

MUNCIE -- Ella (Marie) Kern, 86, a resident of Williamsburg Village for the past 3 years, died Thursday morning following an extended illness. She was born in Muncie, March 21, 1915, to parents George and Mina Townsend Bice.  She attended Muncie Schools.  She was a cook and waitress and a very avid bingo player.  She had resided in Gaston for 46 years. She is survived by a son, Frank A. Kern (wife: Carol) of Gaston; two daughters, Cathy M. Davis of Parrish, Fla., and Linda N. Bertram (husband: Jim) of Gaston; one sister, Ida Mae Crone of Angola; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Frank H. Kern; a sister, Ethel Kern, and one brother, Pete Bice. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gant Funeral Home, Gaston chapel, with Pastor Howard Fights officiating.  Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Muncie. Friends may call Sunday 4-8 p.m. at the Gant Funeral Home and one hour prior to services.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, daughter


KERN, Ernest L.

The Muncie Press, Wednesday, Jan 16, 1980

Ernest L. Kern, 61, resident of Oakville, died unexpectedly today at Henry County Hospital of a heart attack. He was born in Oakville, the son of Charlie and Alta Fleming Kern, and graduated from Cowan High School in 1936.  He later graduated from Indiana University and served in the Pacific Theatre with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Kern was business manager and office manager of Rose City Packing Co. in New Castle and worked there 30 years.  He was a member of Oakville First Brethren Church, Whitney Lodge 229, F&AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, Elks Club and Country Club, New Castle.  He was a past president and former member of Cowan Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Norma Anderson Kern; his daughter, Mrs. James (Nancy) Howes, Ogden, Utah; three grandchildren; his brother, Gene B. Kern, Muncie, and several nieces and nephews. Meek Mortuary will announce arrangements.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis

The Muncie Press Thursday, Jan 17, 1980

Ernest L. Kern: Funeral services for Ernest L. Kern, 61, Oakville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Meeks Mortuary.  The Rev. Wes Ellis will officiate, and burial will follow in Mount Summit Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today or prior to services Friday. Mr. Kern a long-time employee of Rose City Packing Company in New Castle died unexpectedly Wednesday in the Henry County Hospital.  He died a short time after suffering an apparent heart attach while en route to work. He was a native of Oakville and attended Cowan Elementary School and graduated from Cowan High School in 1936.  He later graduated from Indiana University and served in the Pacific Theatre with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Kern had been employed at the Rose City Packing Company for 30 years and was currently business manager and office manager.  He was a member of Oakville First Brethren Church, Whitney Lodge 229, F&AM; Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis; Elks Club and Country Club, New Castle.  He was a past president and former member of Cowan Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Norma Anderson Kern; his daughter, Mrs. Nancy Howes, Ogden, Utah; a brother, Gene B. Kern, Muncie; a sister-in-law, Mrs. James C. (Thelma) Kern, Oakville; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Meek Mortuary will announce arrangements.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis

The Muncie Star Thursday, Jan 17, 1980

Ernest L. Kern, 61; Packing Firm Manager

Ernest L. Kern, 61, resident of Oakville and long-time employee of Rose City Packing Company in New Castle, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning in the Henry County Hospital a short time after having  a heart attach while en route to work. He was born in Oakville, the son of Charlie and Alta Fleming Kern, attended Cowan Elementary School, and graduated from Cowan High School in 1936.  He later graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington and served in the Pacific Theatre with the Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Kern was business manager and office manager of Rose City Packing Company, with which he had been associated for 30 years.  He was a member of Oakville First Brethren Church; Whitney Lodge 229, F & AM; Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis; Elks Club and Country Club, New Castle.  He was a past president and former member of Cowan Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Norma Anderson Kern; his daughter, Mrs. James (Nancy) Howes, Ogden, Utah; three grandchildren;his brother, Gene B. Kern, Muncie; his sister-in-law, Mrs. James C. (Thelma) Kern, Oakville, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be in Meeks Mortuary at 2:30 p.m. Friday with Rev. Wes Ellis, pastor of Oakville First Brethren Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Summit Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today or prior to services on Friday.

Contributed by Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis


KERN, Ethel L.

The Muncie Star - Sunday, May 27, 1973

Mrs. Ethel Kern Dies at Gaston

Mrs. Ethel L. Kern, 59, 701 S. Brittain, wife of Marshall R. Kern, died this morning at Golden Rule Nursing Home, Gaston, after an extended illness. She was born in Muncie, the daughter of George and Mina Townsend Bice, and attended Muncie High School. Mrs. Kern was a member of Women of the Moose. Surviving besides her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Kern, Gaston, Mrs. Joseph (Ida Mae) Crone, Angola, and Mrs. Robert (Joan) Wilson, Ormond, Fla.; and two brothers, William Allen Bice, Muncie, and George Marshall Bice, Ormond. The Meeks Mortuary will announce funeral arrangements later.

Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, niece

Same newspaper

Mrs. Ethel L. Kern, 59, 701 S. Brittain St., died Saturday morning at Golden Rule Nursing Home, Gaston, after an extended illness. She was born in Muncie and attended Muncie High School.  Mrs. Kern was a member of Women of the Moose. Surviving are her husband, Marshall R.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Kern, Gaston, Mrs. Joseph (Ida Mae) Crone, Angola, and Mrs. Robert (Joan) Wilson, Ormond, Fla.; and two brothers, William Allen Bice, Muncie, and George Marshall Bice, Ormond, Fla. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Meeks Mortuary by Rev. William E. Davis.  Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and prior to the services on Tuesday.


KERN, Eva Hanes

The Muncie Star Sunday, May 22, 1960

Former Muncie Music Teacher Dies in Florida

Mrs. Eva Hanes Kern, 78, longtime Muncie resident and piano and organ teacher, died Thursday at the home of her niece, Mrs. James H. Philpott, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  She was the wife of Dr. Charles Kern.  She had been  in ill health since leaving Muncie for Florida in September 1959.

Mrs. Kern was born in Sulphur Springs and graduated from the Chicago Music Conservatory.  She taught both piano and organ in Muncie for many years and was active in many civic activities.  She was one of the founders of Muncie’s Community Christmas Sing and she founded the Junior Musicale organization here.  For a number of years, she was the state chairman of the National Music Week for the Indiana Federation of Music Clubs while she was serving of the organization’s state board.

She was a member of the Matinee Musicale, the Indiana Music Teacher’s Assn., and the First Church of Christ, Scientist.  She was also active in gardening organizations and was a sponsor of the junior garden clubs in the Muncie Community Schools.

The only survivors are her husband, who now is a resident of Noblesville and Mrs. Philpott.  Mrs. Kern’s body will arrive from Florida at 4 p.m. Monday, with entombment following in Elm Ridge Mausoleum.  Memorial serves for Mrs. Kern will be held in the Parson Mortuary at 3 p.m. June 10.  The Parson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern)Davis


KERN, Frank H.

The Muncie Star - Thursday, Oct 26, 1989

Frank H. Kern, 81, 208 E. Mulberry St., Gaston, died Wednesday morning at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Kern was born in Cowan and was a life resident of Delaware County.  He was a 1927 graduate of Cowan High School and had lived in the Gaston area since 1953.  He worked for Muncie City Bus Lines for 42 years, retiring in 1972. He was an Army veteran of World War II.  He was a member of American Legion, Post 19, Moose Lodge 33 and was a life member of Hartford City Amvets and Disabled American Veterans of Hartford City. Survivors include his wife, Marie Bice Kern; a son, Frank A. Kern, Gaston; two daughters, Cathy M. Davis,Clinton, Md., and Linda N. Bertram, Gaston; a sister, Agnes Crandell, Muncie, seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Richman Funeral Home Gaston Chapel.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Calling will be 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorials may be sent to Community Home Health Care Services in care of the funeral home.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, daughter


KERN, Hayden A.

The Muncie Star Thursday, September 11, 1947

Hayden A. Kern Dies at Home in Richmond

Hayden A. Kern. 64, former Delaware County resident, died yesterday morning at his home in Richmond.  he had lived in Richmond forty-four years, where he was manager of Powers Restaurant.  Mr. Kern was a member of the Central Methodist Church, Richmond, and Webb Lodge of Masons.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Maude R. Kern; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ellen North of Muskegon, Mich; a brother J.E. Kern of Muncie; three grandchildren and sever nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Jones and Placke funeral home, Richmond at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. Howard Brown in charge.  Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, great niece


KERN, Isaac Ash

The Muncie Star - Friday, Apr 8, 1938

ISAAC KERN DIES AT ALEXANDRIA

Retired Farmer Is Stricken On Street Alexandria Ind. April 7 --

Isaac Ash Kern , 80, retired farmer suffered a heart attack while walking on West Washington street here early this morning and fell on the pavement.  He was rushed to the Overpeck clinic by Steve Wolfe and Russell Allen, employees of the city street department, but was dead.  Mr. Kern had farmed for many years in Daleville and for the past  several weeks had been residing here with a son, Clarence Myron Kern and family.

The body was brought to the Davis and  Stricler funeral home here and will probably be returned to Daleville Friday.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the United Brethren Church in Daleville with interment seven miles west of Muncie on the Middletown road.

Surviving besides the son here are two other sons, James Wilbur Kern of Indianapolis and Ora Adron Kern of Mooresville, and one brother Elery Kern of Cowan.  Mr. Kern was a member of the Odd Fellows at Cowan and a member of the Daleville U.B. Church.  He was born March 20, 1858 in West Virginia and when a young man come to Daleville where he engaged in farming.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, great great niece


  KERN, Jacob

The Muncie Star - March 7, 1901

Jacob Kern died at his home in Oakville Wednesday, aged 80 years.  He was one of the oldest residents of the county.  He was born in West Virginia in 1820 and had resided in Oakville for many years.  His demise was due to a paralytic stroke.  The funeral will occur from the family home at 10:30 Friday morning.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, great great-granddaughter


KERN, Jacob E.

The Muncie Star - Sunday, Jul 10, 1960

Jacob E. Kern, 71, 115 S. Council St., died Saturday morning at the home of his son, Charles, 1901 W. Harvard St., following an illness of three months. A native of Cowan, he was the son of Joseph and Agnes (Yelton) Kern and lived in Delaware County his entire life. He was employed by the Scott Auto Parts Co. prior to his retirement and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Funeral services will be conducted at the Meeks Mortuary at 1 p.m. Monday and burial will be in the Elm Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 1 p.m. Sunday. Survivors in addition to the son include his wife, Beryl with whom Mr. Kern observed a 55th wedding anniversary last Tuesday;  two other sons, Marshall, Muncie, and Frank, Gaston; a daughter Mrs. Agnes Crandell, Palm Beach, Fla; and nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, granddaughter


KERN, James W.

The Muncie Star - Saturday, November 11, 1916

James W. Kern, 66, Succumbs at His Home in Oakville Friday As a result of injuries which he received while aiding in the construction of a barn on a farm south of the city, Monday, and from which he never fully regained consciousness.  James W. Kern, 66, one of the best known of Delaware County’s retired farmers passed away at  his home in Oakville Friday morning at 11:30 o’clock.  The funeral services will be conducted from the Progressive Dunkard Church in Oakville, Sunday morning, the cortege leaving the residence at 10 o’clock.  The services will be in charge of the Rev. George Studebaker. The body will be laid to rest in the Miller Cemetery.

The deceased was born in West Virginia in 1850, but has resided in this county for more than twenty-seven years.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kern.  The deceased was working Monday morning on a barn with a number of other men, and was standing on a high ledge when a board gave way.  He fell a number of feet to the ground.  The fall rendered him unconscious, in which state he remained until death.  he was removed to his home in the Meeks auto ambulance.  A fracture at the base of the brain is thought to be the cause of the death.

Mr. Kern leaves to mourn his death the widow, Mrs. Mary Kern; one daughter, Mrs. Bosie K. Harry;  three sons, Charles N., Chalmer D. and Harvey Kern; four sisters, Mrs. Enoch Drum, Mrs. Sophia Drum, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, and Mrs. L.T. Holsinger; two brothers, Joseph E. and Isaac A. Kern.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, great great-niece


KERN, June Gruwell

The Muncie Evening Press - Monday, August 28, 1989

June Kern, choreographer and dancer, dead at 68

June Gruwell Kern: Muncie native June Gruwell Kern, 68, a choreographer and professional dancer, died Saturday afternoon in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She attended schools in Muncie and Albany and graduated from Central High School in 1939. She and her husband, Gene B. Kern, former president of Mutual Federal Savings Bank, had spent summers at Lake Webster in North Webster since 1968.  They live at 4501 Wheeling. She studied at the Marjorie Jean School of Dance and operated her own studio in Albany at age 12.  She worked as a professional dancer for 14 years, performing at the Copacabana in Boston and the Beverly Hills Country Club near Cincinnati.  She appeared with such performers as Joey Bishop, Tom Posten and Jimmy Durante. She made three overseas tours for the USO, one in the European Theater and two in the Pacific Theater.  She also appeared in live television programs broadcast from New York City. She was active in Muncie Civic Theatre, acting in some plays and choreographing others.She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa Sorority, Young Mens Christian Association, Tippecanoe Lake Country Club and Holiday Dance Club.  She was a member of the organizing committee for the 50th reunion of the Central High School class of 1939.

Surviving besides her husband, to whom she had been married 36 years, are three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Debra Kay) Schuh, Dallas, Texas, Julie Ann Kern, Muncie, and Lisa Jo Kern, New York; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary Charles and Kellie Kern, Warsaw; her step-mother, Lucille Gruwell, Dunkirk; two brothers, W. Keith Gruwell, Atlanta, Ga., and Jay G. Gruwell, Lima, Ohio; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church.  Private burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.  Calling is 4-8 p.m. today at Meeks Mortuary and at the church 30 minutes before services.

Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 1400 Riverside, Muncie, 47303; oncology research, in care of Gregory Sutton, 926 W. Michigan, Indianapolis 46202; or Oncology Department of Ball Hospital, 2401 University, Muncie 47304.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis

The Muncie Star Sunday, August 27, 1989

June Gruwell Kern, 68, Dancer, Choreographer

June Gruwell Kern, 68, a choreographer and professional dancer, died Saturday afternoon in Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She was born in Muncie, attended school in Albany and Muncie and graduated from Central High School in 1939. She and her husband, Gene B. Kern, former president of Mutual Federal Savings Bank; had spent summers at Lake Webster in North Webster, Ind., since 1968.  They lived in Muncie at 4501 Wheeling Ave. She studied at the Marjorie Jean School of Dance and operated her own studio in Albany at age 12. Mrs. Kern was a professional dancer in the musical comedy field for 14 years having played in such night clubs as the Copa Cabana in Boston and the Beverly Hills Country Club near Cincinnati.  She appeared with such personalities as Joey Bishop, Tom Posten and Jimmy Durante. She also made three overseas tours for the USO, one in the European Theater and two in the Pacific Theater.  For a number of years, she appeared in 1-hour television programs broadcast live from New York City on Saturday nights. She was active in Muncie Civic Theatre, having participated in some plays and by doing choreographing for others. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa Sorority, YMCA, Tippecanoe Lake Country Club and Holiday Dance Club. She was also a member of the 50th reunion committee for the Central High School class of 1939, which was planning a program in September.

Surviving besides her husband, to whom she had been married for nearly 37 years, are three daughters, Debra Kay (Mrs. Richard) Schuh, Dallas, Texas, Julie Ann Kern, Muncie, and Lisa Jo Kern, New York, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary Charles and Kellie Kern, Warsaw; her stepmother, Lucille Gruwell, Dunkirk; two brothers, W. Keith Gruwell, Atlanta, Ga., and Jay G. Gruwell, Lima, Ohio; three grandchildren, Maggie, Casey, and Charlie Schuh, and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending at Meeks Mortuary.


KERN, Ora A.

Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana, Jan 7, 1962

Mr. Ora A. Kern, 72 years old, former owner of United Engineering Inc. here, died yesterday at his home in Mooresville. Born at Cowan in Delaware County, Mr. Kern had been a resident of Mooresville for the last 42 years. He owned and operated his own engineering firm 20 years prior to his retirement, four years ago.  He also was a one-time employe of the former Marmom Motor Company and Chevrolet Body Division, General Motors Corporation. Mr. Kern was a member of the Mooresville Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and Saraha Grotto. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvey Funeral Home at Mooresville.  Burial will be in Mooresville Cemetery. Survivors are the widow Mrs. Ruth I. Kern; a daughter, Mrs. Marian Sadler, and two sons, Raymond A. Kern and Marvin R. Kern, all of Indianapolis, and eight grandchildren.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis


KERN, Marshal R.

The Muncie Star - June 17, 1974

Marshall Kern dies in hospital

Marshal R. Kern,. Funeral rites are scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Meeks Mortuary for Marshal R. Kern, 64, Gaston, who died Saturday in Ball Hospital. He was a Cowan native, graduating from Muncie High School in 1925, and for many years was a bus driver for Muncie City Lines.  He belonged to Moose Lodge 33. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Beryl Kern Banker, Gaston; two brothers, Frank, Gaston, and Charles, Daleville, one sister, Mrs. Agnes Crandell, West Palm Beach, Fla. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Calling hours are from 7-9 o’clock tonight and prior to services Tuesday.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, niece


KERN, Mary Eloise Dawson

The Muncie Star - Wednesday, October 28, 1970

Mrs. Mary Eloise Dawson Kern, 57, wife of Charles E. Kern, 1707 W. Harvard Ave., died unexpectedly Wednesday at Ball Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the community and graduated from Central High School in 1931.  She was a member of Women of the Moose. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Clinton Terrell, Muncie, and Mrs. William Gaskill, Parker; four sons, Jon, Richard, Keith and Robert Kern, all of Muncie;  a sister, Mrs. Robert Marsh, Anderson, and 21 grandchildren. Friends may call at Meeks Mortuary from 3-5, 7-9 p.m. Thursday and before services there at 11 a.m. Friday.  Rev. Eldon L. Morehouse will officiate.  Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

Contributed by Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis, niece

The Muncie Press Wednesday, October 28, 1970

Mary Kern Dies Unexpectedly at Ball Hospital

Mrs. Mary Eloise (Dawson) Kern, 57, wife of Charles E. Kern, died early this morning at Ball Hospital following an unexpected illness Tuesday at her residence, 1707 W. Harvard. A lifelong resident of the community she was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1931.  She was a member of Women of the Moose. Surviving, in addition to her husband,  are two daughters, Mrs. Clinton (Joanne) Terrell, Muncie, and Mrs. William (Sandra) Gaskill, Parker; four sons, Jon, Richard, Keith and Robert Kern, all of Muncie;  a sister, Mrs. Robert Marsh, Anderson, and 21 grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Meeks Mortuary with  Rev.Eldon L. Morehouse, pastor, of Union Grove Church of the Brethren.


KERN, Thelma T.

The Muncie Evening Press - Thursday, January 20, 1994

Thelma T. Kern, 90, died Wednesday in Community Care Center after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kern was born in Henry County, the daughter of Clay and Addie Harrold.  She was formerly a resident of Oakville, and graduated from Mount Summit High School. She had been a legal secretary for attorney Ernest Myers and later for attorney Perry Cross.  She was a member of the National Secretaries Society and Oakville First Brethren Church. Survivors include three cousins, Jeanette Bowman, Oakville, Marjorie Pratt, New Castle, and Patricia Howell James, Pall Springs, Calif.; and a brother-in-law, Gene Kern, Muncie. Her husband, James C. Kern, died in 1965. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Meeks Mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Summit Cemetery. Calling will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Contributed By: Cathy Marie (Kern) Davis

The Muncie Star - Thursday, January 20, 1994

Thelma T. Kern, 90

Thelma T. Kern, 90, died Wednesday in Community Care Center after a long illness. Mrs. Kern was born in Henry County and was formerly a resident of Oakville. She graduated from Mount Summit High School. She had been a legal secretary for attorney Ernest Myers and later for attorney Perry Cross.  She was a member of the National Secretaries Society and Oakville First Brethren Church. She is survived by three cousins, Jeanette Bowman, Oakville, Marjorie Pratt, New Castle, and Patricia Howell James (husband: Bob), Pall Springs, Calif.; and a brother-in-law, Gene Kern, Muncie. Her husband, James C. Kern, died in 1965; her parents, Clay and Addie Harrold, also are deceased. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Meeks Mortuary with Dr. Dan Lawson officiating. 

Burial will be in Mount Summit Cemetery. Calling will be an hour before services Friday at the mortuary.


KIGER, Rev. Anda

METHODIST PASTOR DIES AT DALEVILLE

Rev. Anda Kiger stricken with heart attack.

The Rev. Anda Kiger, 87, a Methodist minister, died suddenly of a heart attack at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Daleville. He had served as a supply minister and evangelist for a number of years.  The Rev. Mr. Kiger had served as pastor in the following churches:  Mathews ME, Noblesville ME, Grace ME of Anderson: Mt Zion ME and Daleville ME churches.

The Rev Mr. Kiger came to Daleville twenty-six years ago, but had lived in Salem Township thirty-eight years.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Allie Kiger; two sons J. M. Kiger of Muncie and J Sanford Kiger of near Daleville; one daughter Mrs. Mary Roberts of Fairmount; eighteen grandchildren and seventeen great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted at Daleville ME Church at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the Rev K. E..Maynard in charge. Burial will be in Tomlinson Cemetery. The body was removed to the Polemus and Shirey mortuary in Daleville and will be returned to the residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

Contributed By: Shirley Floden


KUNKLE, Dollie

June 2, 1954

Notes: Kunkle, Dollie (nee McFeaters), late residence, 3595 W. 134th St., beloved wife of the late Charles L.,  dear mother of John E., Jake C., Hazel Frontroth of Cory, Pa., Clarence L. of Muncie, Ind., grandmother and great-grandmother. Friends received at Corrigan's Funeral Home, Lorain Ave., at W. 148th St. (After 4 P. M. Wednesday), where services will be held Thursday. June 3, at 1:30 p. m. Interment Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.




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