Patricia Lou Kerns, 82, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:34 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
She was born on February 2, 1938, in Watseka, Illinois the daughter of the late Pratt R. Reynolds and Grace LaDonna (Augsburger) Reynolds Taylor. On September 20, 1958, she married Maynard W. Kerns who survives.
Other family members include her four daughters, Tamela (Mark) Dawson of Pendleton, Indiana, Teryl (Richard) Martin of Marion, Indiana, Tonetta (Dennis Donnay) Benbow of Fort Wayne, and Tricia (Allen) McPherson of Batesville, Indiana; eleven grandchildren, Matthew (Anna) Dawson of Noblesville, Indiana, Michael (Hannah) Dawson of Greenfield, Indiana, Meghan Dawson of Greenfield, Indiana, Tyler Martin (Josh Tillman) of San Diego, California, Tanner Martin (Alyce Branham) of Marion, Indiana, Phillip Benbow of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tiffany Benbow (Tyler Thompson, Sr.) of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Teanna Benbow (Matt Matiya) of Huntertown, Indiana, Allen (Michelle) McPherson, Jr. of Los Angeles, California, Alaina (Christian) Halbur of Pittsboro, Indiana and Alexander McPherson of Indianapolis; twelve great grandchildren, Neveah, Zander, Autumn, Zailynn, Amirrah, Zane, Tyler, Jr., Zurri, Zaiden, Zia, Zoe, and Brielle; a brother, Thomas L. (Nancy) Reynolds of Gillette, Wyoming; and a sister, Paula (Dave) Allen of Van Wert.
Besides her parents, Patti was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Taylor Lee Martin and Preston Lee Benbow.
Patti was a homemaker. She graduated from Van Del High School, worked at Continental Can Company, attended Anderson College, Anderson, IN, was a member of the Red Hat Society and attended Trinity Friends Church. Her family and God were the most important part of her life.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Paul VanCise of the Bryant Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Gardens of Memory in Marion, Indiana. Calling hours are 2 - 7 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2020, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
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