Obituary: Sharon K. (Porter) Kern

February 6, 1942 – July 24, 2022

Sharon Kaye (Porter) Kern, of Bedford, died at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, July 24th at the Hamilton Pointe Nursing Home in Newburgh.

Born February 6, 1942, in Marion County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Verna (Spinks) Porter. She married Ronald E. Kern on her birthday, February 6, 1960, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2015. Family meant the world to her. She enjoyed cooking for her family and gardening.

Survivors include her son, Chris Kern, of Loogootee; her daughter, Catherine Zimmermann, of Evansville; three grandchildren, Anna, Robby, and Max Zimmermann; one great-granddaughter, Ellie Jane Zimmermann.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Carl Porter and Steve Badgley.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the mortuary.

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