Nina Katherine Kern, 46 of Fort Branch, formerly of Heyworth, Ill., passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Born Aug.13, 1964 in Bloomington, Ill., she was the daughter of Harold and Joan Freeman.

Nina belonged to the Pentecostal faith.  She was a very outgoing person who was very loving to all her family and friends. Nina was a loving mother, daughter, sister and devoted to her friends who will be deeply missed.

Survivors include by her parents; three sons, Randall Baker of Fort Branch, Derrick Baker of Haubstadt, Zach Kern of Fort Branch; two daughters, Katie Baker and Abby Kern both of Fort Branch; four brothers, Tim (Kathy) Miller, Jay (Jean) Freeman, Jeff Freeman all of Heyworth, Ill., Rick (Shannon) Freeman of Williamsburg, Va; one grandson, Hunter Michael Freeman of Fort Branch; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Heyworth, Ill. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites will follow. 

Burial will be private in Randolph Township Cemetery in Heyworth at a later date.