Ellen Irene McKee Kern, 46, daughter of Ulus F. “Buck” and Clyde Irene Faircloth McKee, was born May 2, 1961, at Licking. She died March 2, 2008, at her home at Bucyrus.

She married Don Kern Oct. 19, 1991, at the Roby Christian Church.

Mrs. Kern was a clerk at Town and Country for more than 12 years and at Corner Express for nine.

She loved to sew and cook and enjoyed swimming in the pool at home. She home schooled her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Carol Sue McKee and Barbara Smith.

Surviving are her husband of the home; one son, Lee, and a daughter, Becky, of the home; one stepdaughter, Donna Whitmore of Springfield; one brother, Frankie McKee of Licking; and one grandson.

Services were March 5 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ted Moore officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Ellen Kern Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

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