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Norma Jean Kern

December 29, 1939 ~ November 28, 2017 (age 77)

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Norma Jean Kern, 77, of Canton, passed away Tuesday, November 28th, at Green Meadows Health and Wellness Center following a lengthy bout with dementia. Born in Bolivar on December 29, 1939, a daughter of the late Blaine and Idella (Jones) Shetler, also preceded in death by her husband Gene Kern Sr., to whom she married November 5th, 1960, died December 25, 2012, and a son Donald Kern. Employed as a registered nurse at Aultman Hospital for 41 years before retiring in 2005. Graduated from Franklin High School in Strasburg in 1957, attended Aultman School of Nursing, graduating in 1960. In 1961, Norma Jean started her career in the Aultman Special Care Nursing Unit. Survived by son Gene (Pamela) Kern Jr, of Canton; sister Nancy Lienhard, of Beach City; 2 brothers John Shetler, of Mentor, Thomas Shetler, of New Philidelphia; and a grandson Brain Kern. No services will be held at this time. Family requests donations be sent to Aultman Hospital NICU, 2600 6th St. SW, Canton, Ohio 44710.  You may add your condolences on our website:


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