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Jill Marie Heath Kern, age 67, of North East, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at home.
She was born on January 13, 1947, in Erie, Pa., to the late Clem and Jean Keim Heath.
Jill graduated from North East High School.
Along with her husband, she owned and operated Kern Refrigeration in North East, since 1986, and Kern Pet Casket and Memorials.
She loved animals, especially cats.
Jill is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert Kern, whom she married November 11, 1965; son, Todd Kern (Susan) of Harborcreek; brothers, Carl Heath and Jack Heath, both of Erie; and grandchild, Cody Kern of Harborcreek.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake Street, North East, on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9, and are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday at 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. David Waldo. Interment will be in North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Anna Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511. Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com
Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street
North East, PA 16428
Published in the Erie Times-News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014