Janet Steffey Kern, 72, died Feb. 2, 2013, at Coolidge Palms Assisted Living Facility in Hollywood, Fla.
She was born May 28, 1939, in Mansfield and was the daughter of the late Clarence Isaac and Marjorie (Ingram) Steffey.
Mrs. Kern was a resident of Hudson for 30 years and was active in antiquing, her children's school activities and her various friendships.
She is survived by her two children, R. Stewart Kern II of Florida and Susannah Lottes (husband, Jerry) of Tennessee; and four grandchildren, R. Stewart Kern III, Mitchell Kern, Kelsea Kern and Mackenzie Kern of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack C. Kern.
A memorial service will take place in Hudson at a later date.
Stewart and Sue. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember when we were young, she was known affectionately and respectfully as "Big Jan". She was a great person and friend to many. I hope that the many thoughts and prayers help you both in this sad time. Dale
Sue and Stewart,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and i am sure she will be missed greatly.