Shelby Jean Fern (nee Burdette), age 81, of LaGrange, passed away peacefully on October 8th, 2019, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin Ohio. She was born May 26th, 1938, in Greenville, South Carolina. She has lived in various parts of Lorain County since the late 50’s. Shelby enjoyed spending time with her family, camping in Loudonville, traveling, assembling puzzles, reading books and playing bingo.
Survivors include Son’s Robert W. Fern (April), of Sweetser, Indiana, Charley Fern (Ruthi) of Lorain, Ken Fern Jr. (Morgan) of Brunswick. Grandchildren Michele Britton (Gary), Rob Fern Jr. (Andreanna), Rachel Fern, Todd Fern (Beth), Charley Fern (Amber), Christopher Fern (Ashley), Lori Lovell (Keith), Marlayna Fern (Chris), Tyler Fern and 14 Great Grandchildren.
Shelby was preceded in Death by her husband, Charles J Fern; her son Ken Fern Sr.; daughter Vickie Lynn Fern; parents, Hubert and Annie (Vaughn) Burdette; sisters Edna “Dean” Laws; Norma Lowe; Brothers Clyde, Steve, Ed and Bob Burdette.
The family will receive friends Monday at Peace Mennonite Church, 9300 West Ridge Road, Elyria from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the service immediately following.