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Obituary for Thomas E. Kerns
Obituary for Thomas E. Kerns Thomas E. Kerns, 85, of Oaktown, IN passed away Sunday January 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM at the Bridge Pointe Health Campus with his family at his bedside. He was born May 8, 1927 in Knox County the son of John L. & Mildred Sappenfield Kerns. He was a graduate of Oaktown High School and he worked as a fuel truck driver for the Farm Bureau CO-OP for over 35 years and worked for Adams Oil. He married Patricia �Patty� Miller and they made their life together for 58 years until her death on January 22, 2006. He was a member of the Morris Chapel United Methodist Church and the White River Antique Assn. He was a superintendent for 4-H in the Dairy Barn for over 35 years and he avidly collected toy tractors. He would always give to the children on his fuel route candy when he delivered fuel to their farms. He is survived by his family, Mark Kerns, and his wife Deborah of Spencer, IN, Rebecca Brochin, and her husband Steve of Vincennes, Virginia Ice, and her husband Ron of Bruceville, IN and Nancy Whitehead, and her husband Ronald of Oaktown, IN. Grandchildren, Andy Ice, Amy Webster, C.J. Whitehead, Megan Whitehead and Rachael Kerns. His is also survived by 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be celebrated Thursday January 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Morris Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jarrod Chattin and Rex Chattin officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM Wednesday January 30, 2013 at the Morris Chapel Church. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Morris Chapel Church or the Good Samaritan Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel.