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(Asbury Park Press)

JANE ANN KERN
AGE: 70 FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP
Jane Ann Kern, 70, of Freehold Township, died Sunday, Aug. 31, in Pocomoke City, Md., after an automobile accident. Jane was born in Bloomington, Ill., and lived in North Plainfield before moving to Freehold Township in 1966. Before her retirement in 1998, Mrs. Kern was a principal account clerk in the Monmouth County Clerks Office for over 20 years. She was a member of GWRRA Chapter F, where she and her husband were Couple of the Year. She most recently was treasurer and Sunshine Lady. She also rode her own motorcycle trike in the Polar Bear Grand Tour each year and helped make chocolate for the Spokes-Women Motorcycle Club to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. She made and cultivated friends wherever she went, including being a member of the Red Hat Society and a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. She was a 42-year member of St Peter's Episcopal Church, Freehold, where she held various positions, such as treasurer and member of the Altar Guild. She was completely computer literate, emailing friends all over the world and processing pictures she took herself to put in many creatively designed scrapbooks for her six grandchildren. Over the years, she enjoyed painting, ceramics, and Cats Meow collecting. She dearly loved her family with unbridled passion and made friends easily, including many in cyberspace. She had the power to brighten a room with her smile. She loved the freedom she had to do whatever she became interested in. Now she is free from the bounds of this life in a better place preparing a place for all the people she loved on the earth.
Surviving are her husband, Walter F. Kern; two sons, David Kern of Somerville, and Steven Kern of Boonton Township; a daughter, Susan McKenna of Middle Grove, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Jordan Kern, 11, Jayson Kern, 6, Ian Kern, 5, of Boonton Township, Connor McKenna, 10, Caroline McKenna, 8, of Middle Grove, N.Y., and Andi Jaye Kern, 2, of Somerville; and a sister, Carol Aldridge of Normal, Ill.
Visiting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 33 Throckmorton St., Freehold. Burial will follow in Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent. For directions, information or condolence messages to the family,visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Asbury Park Press on Sep. 3, 2008.
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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September 11, 2008
Walt, we are so sorry for your loss. May you find strength in your faith and that she will always be with you.
Peggy&Rick Trimper
September 8, 2008
Dear Walter,
I'm so sorry to hear about the terrible accident that took Jane's life. Len and I send you and your family our deepest sympathy. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Joan Cutter King
September 7, 2008
I am so glad we were able to meet both of you and it was truely shocking to hear of the news. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Ed & Amanda Braithwaite
September 6, 2008
Dear Walt,

I'm glad we were able to talk on the phone. Our prayers continue to be with you and your family.
Mary Ann (Shutt) McCloy
Mary Ann McCloy
September 6, 2008
Walt: I am so very sorry to learn of your recent loss. I'm not sure I ever met her,but I wish I had. With Gods help,you and family will make it thru this difficult loss. I will always remember you,me, & jim k, from years ago.
Charlie Wills
September 6, 2008
Dear Walter: Our hearts are broken for you but we are warmed by the story of Jane's life with you and your family.

Most sincerely, Donna March Eichstaedt and husband Carl
Donna Eichstaedt
September 5, 2008
Walt,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, you have my deepest sympathy!
Virginia (Brown) Jenkins
September 5, 2008
Walt and family,
I am grateful for having known Janie. I remember the phone call we received from her at Vinnie's Memorial Ride and the correspondences on the forum. I know the emptiness that she left behind. You are in my heart and in my prayers. God bless!
Linda Schwitalla
September 5, 2008
Walt: I am deeply saddened to learn of your tragic loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Robert Shanks
September 5, 2008
Walt, our hearts go out to you and your family at your terrible loss. We were so sorry to hear this news. After reading other entries in this guest book, it is evident that Jane will have a place of immortality in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved her.
Dee and Neysa Zurkammer
September 5, 2008
Walt and Family,

You have our sympathy and love for the loss of your loved one
Earlene Judd Nelson
September 5, 2008
Dear Walt and Family~
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as the days continue to bring challenges. Jane was a very dear person that we were so happy to meet at the Cats Meow Convention! Her smile and happy nature made many friendships, she will be sorely missed.
Love, Gary & Liz
Gary & Liz Gastemire
September 5, 2008
Hi Walt
We so miss Jane already as we had contact with her almost every day on the internet ever since Dale's death 4 years ago. Seems strange not to get a message from Her each day.
John & Lil(Vinniesparents)
If tomorrow never comes GOD BLESS
John & Lil Schwitalla
September 5, 2008
John & Lil Schwitalla
September 5, 2008
Dear Kern family, I'm am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of Jane. She was always so kind, supportive and welcoming. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Holly (Simon) Titus
September 3, 2008
Jane... We were blessed to have you as a friend and neighbor. I will miss seeing your smiling face and our chats about our families. You were a beautiful person with a beautiful heart. May God be with you and your family.
We love and miss you dearly....

The Pietracatella Family
Sally Pietracatella
September 3, 2008
What a beautiful person! Janie's friendship has meant a great deal to me and to everyone who was honored to be her friend. Aside from her love and friendship, I will miss exchanging stories of our grandchildren, who she adored and treasured so much. Rest well my friend.
Joyce Englehart
September 3, 2008
To our friend and neighbor of 22 years and the countless talks we've shared "over the fence". We have so many good memories. Jane, we LOVE YOU and we will miss you so very much! Warren and Family
Warren Diercksen
September 3, 2008
Jane, you will never be forgotten, but will be missed greatly. You are a one of a kind woman who was "Loved" by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you, your family, and friends.
Barbara-Joan Colfer
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