Gloria Kern

January 8th

Gloria Kern, 85, of North Webster, IN passed away on January 8, 2014 at Mason Healthcare in Warsaw.  She was born on October 1, 1928 in Syracuse, IN to Donald & Jane (Burkhart) LeCount.  On February 22, 1947 she married Phillip Kern who preceded her in 2004.  Jean started her first business in Syracuse owning and operating a beauty shop in her home on S.R 13 after graduating from Fort Wayne Beauty College.  In 1962 she and Phil purchased the North Webster Dairy Queen which the ran for 18 years.  She also had a wig shop, bakery, and a pizza franchise in North Webster.  She lived in Meritt Island, FL after retirement in the winter months along with Phil for many years.  She was a member of the Syracuse Church of God.  She is survived by her 3 sons – Michael Kern of North Webster, Greg Kern of Warsaw, and Kevin Kern of North Webster.  8 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters also survive.  There will be a memorial service at a later date with interment in the Syracuse cemetery.

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