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Ghila "Kathy" (Kerns) Dean

May 7, 1956 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 65)


Ghila “Kathy” Dean 

May 7, 1956 – October 18, 2021 

Ghila “Kathy” Dean, 65, residing in Norwalk, passed away after a lengthy illness Monday evening, October 18, 2021 at Fisher Titus Medical Center. 

Kathy was born on May 7, 1956 in Elyria, OH to the late James and Margaret (Brown) Kerns.  

Kathy was a 1974 graduate of Clearview High School. She was a dedicated manager at Apple’s Bakery in Norwalk for 16 years and a skilled cake decorator for Wal-Mart. In her spare time, Kathy enjoyed playing games and expertly building porcelain dolls.  

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Dawn (Wayne) Mills of Norwalk; siblings, Kay (Bobby Evans) Leboda of Texas and Lester Kerns of Norwalk and step-son, Kenneth (Denise) Dean of Cleveland.  

In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by two brothers, Rusty and Michael Kerns.  

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10:30 until the time of funeral services at 11:30 am at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main Street, New London, OH 44851. Burial will follow in Fitchville Cemetery.  

Those wishing to contribute to Kathy’s memory may do so to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.  

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October 22, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Eastman Funeral Home
200 West Main St.
New London, OH 44851

Funeral Service
October 22, 2021

11:30 AM
Eastman Funeral Home
200 West Main St.
New London, OH 44851


American Cancer Society, Ohio Division
5555 Frantz Road, Dublin OH 43017

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