Jane Kerns

August 20, 1938 - December 15, 2012

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Service: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 201 South State Street, Kendallville

Jane Kerns, 74, of Kendallville died Saturday, December 15, 2012, in her residence.

She had worked for United Airlines for 10 years. She then worked in accounting for Waterfield Mortgage Company for 25 years.

Jane was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville.

She was born August 10, 1938, in Kendallville to Conrad Wendall and Catharine (Canode) Platner. On October 19, 1973, in Charleston, West Virginia, she married James T. Kerns. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2002.

Surviving are two step daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Kerns and Simon Mares of London, and Virginia Kerns and Ronald Hellet of Utah; two step grandchildren; one step great grandchild; a brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Barbara Platner of Arkansas; and a sister and brother-in-law, Anne Platner Binder and James Binder of Palm Springs, California.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 201 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Jordan Truman and Rev. Stanley Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Preferred memorials are to the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Connie Ashby
December 20th, 2012 1:01pm

Jane was always cheerful and made us laugh when she came to Scotts/Kroger. We will miss chatting with her.

John Cazier
December 19th, 2012 4:37am
Rome City

Jane was such a cheerfull and pleasent person to know through our grade school and High Scool class of 1956.

Rick & Kyle Pratt
December 18th, 2012 4:19pm

Jane was such a wonderful person who gave of herself without thinking twice about it. She kept Rick in line at church and was always an encouraging cheerleader for Rick after our horrible 2010. However you knew Jane, she was a true friend who you could count on without fail. Rest in peace our dear friend...now go eat some lemon meringue pie with Jim. Rick & Kyle Pratt

Ann Stoeckley Haffner
December 18th, 2012 2:40pm
Syracuse, IN

Anne and Vic, I am so saddened that Jane has passed away and wish I could be there with you Thursday, but we will already have left for our daughter's in Georgia. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jane was a good friend for many years and I'll truly miss her. Ann

Lucia Irons Boyer
December 18th, 2012 3:39am
Bullhead City, Az.

Wonderful memories of Jane's friendship through elementary and high schools and during our Kendallville working experience and the rest of our lives will have to sustain me until we meet again. I loved her dearly. Lucia