She was born April 3, 1931, in New Hamburg, to Pete and Cecelia LeGrand Morie. She married Elmer Frank Kern on June 27,1953, in New Hamburg. He died Sept. 13, 1996.
Marie was a homemaker, a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and its St. Ann's Sodality.
Survivors include two sons, Danny (Debbie) Kern and Randy (Theresa) Kern of New Hamburg; 10 grandchildren, Kimberly (Rob) Glessner, Julie (Mike) Enos, Kyle, Jon-Erick, Brittany, Brandi, Nicole, Ashley, Casey and Cody Kern; and three great-grandchildren, Gabbie Enos, Alex Glessner and Kade Wilson.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo. Parish prayers will be at 7.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Church, with the Rev. Michael Casteel as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.