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Patricia J. (Pritchett) Kern

December 1, 1933 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 85)


Patricia J. Kern, age 85, of St. Joe, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Heritage Park Assisted Living & Garden Homes in Fort Wayne

Mrs. Kern was born on December 1, 1933 in Fort Wayne to Wesley and Ruth (Adams) Pritchett.  She graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne. 

She married Kenneth C. Kern on March 9, 1951 in Oceanside, California.  He resides in St. Joe.

Mrs. Kern was a long time teacher and librarian for Fort Wayne Community Schools until her retirement in 1996.  Over the years she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, National Educators Association and St. Joe Literary Club.  She also served as both a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader in St. Joe.  She loved to read and she was an accomplished artist.

Survivors Include:

Her husband of 68 years; Kenneth Kern of St. Joe.

Son; Norman Kern of Franklin, Vermont.

Daughter; Theresa Kern (Deb Tatum) of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Daughter and son-in-law; Cathy and Dennis Holman of Fort Wayne.

4 grandchildren and their spouses; Thomas Gonzales, Cynthia Kern-McMillen (Jamey), Jill and Sean Willman and Abigail Jetmore.

8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son; Ralph Kern, sister; Nada Kelsey-Kirk and brother; Ronald Pritchett.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in rural Butler.  Friends and family may gather and visit one hour prior to the celebration of life from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.  

Memorial donations may be directed to the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 4099 CR 59, Butler, Indiana 46721 and the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.

To send flowers to Patricia's family, please visit our floral section.


Celebration of Life
August 25, 2019

1:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
4099 CR 59
Butler, IN 46721

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