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Ilene M. Kern

Ilene M. Kern, 93, of Bluffton, IN, and formerly of Markle, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Kern was a 1946 graduate of East Union High School. She was a member of Markle Church of Christ. She made hundreds of outfits for South American children over the years. She also babysat for several years.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1928, in Fort Wayne, to Roy J. and Martha M. Hubner Cayot. She married Dean Kern on June 8, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 5, 2014.

Survivors include four daughters, Judy (John) Braden, of Bluffton, Barb (Jerry) Sheets, of Bluffton, Connie Kern, of North Larwill, and Lisa Workman, of Lagro; two brothers, Robert (Jan) Cayot, of Fort Wayne and Dale (Jane) Cayot, of Lebanon; two sisters, Marilyn Kaltenmark, of Huntington, and Carolyn Goebel, of Marion; 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Randy Workman.

Private family visitation and funeral service took place at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle.

Interment took place at Six Mile Cemetery in Bluffton.

Memorial donations may be made out to Markle Church of Christ Missions in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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