Joan Marie


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Joan Marie Kernan

May 10 1933 - Jul 26 2010

Joan Marie Kernan, age 77, of Fairview, Texas passed away July 26, 2010. She was born May 10, 1933 in Flint, Michigan to Clarence and Hilda (Bacot) McGuire. On August 6, 1955 she married Elmer Bernard Kernan, Jr. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joan was the first infection control nurse in the state of Nebraska. She was an avid member of Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club. Her kids were her greatest joy and achievement. Joan was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Allen, Texas. She is survived by her sons, Kevin Kernan and wife, Teresa of Fairview, Texas, Steve Kernan and wife, Melissa of Flemington, New Jersey, Tim Kernan and partner, Rich Parker of Aubrey, Texas, James Kernan and wife, Elizabeth of Poway, California; daughter, Colleen Henneke and husband, Jim of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Molly Kernan of Flemington, New Jersey, Sebastian Anzaldo and wife, Kaley of Austin, Texas, Kirby and Mack Kernan both of Flemington, New Jersey, Austin and Blake Kernan both of Poway, California; sisters, Dorothy McGuire Lents and Bernice Bailey both of Detroit, Michigan; uncle, Bill McGuire of Charlevoix, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Joseph and Hilda Catherine McGuire; husband, Elmer Bernard Kernan, Jr. and sister, Madolyn Anderson. A funeral mass will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 30, 2010 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Allen, Texas.
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