Sept. 3, 1954 - Oct. 11, 2013
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MISHAWAKA - Betty D. Kerns, 59, passed away at 7:15 am October 11, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She was born September 3, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, to Norman & Betty (Patchin) Proper. On October 18, 1975, in Hinsdale, Illinois, she married Wayne A. Kerns. He survives along with 1 child, Melanie (Patrick) McGarry; 2 grandchildren, Sean McGarry and Charlie McGarry; and her mother, Betty Proper, all of Mishawaka. Also surviving is 1 brother, Norman Proper of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Proper. Betty enjoyed scrapbooking and photography, but her pride and joy was her grandchildren. Visitation will be an hour prior to the 11:00 am service Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Presiding will be Pastor Bob Vale from Osceola United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph County Humane Society. Zimmerman-Inman Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Oct. 13, 2013