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Anne Rosalie (Gotch) Kern

February 7, 1928 — April 30, 2023

Amarillo

Anne Rosalie Gotch Kern, 95, passed away on April 30, 2023, at her home in Amarillo.

The family will receive guests from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia, on Monday, May 1 , 2023

A rosary will be said on Tuesday, May 2 at 9:30 AM at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church, 1507 N. Adams, in Amarillo, with the Mass of Christian Funeral Burial beginning at 10:00 AM with Monsignor Rex Nicholl as celebrant. The Rite of Committal will be at 2:00 PM in Holy Family Cemetery, 210 Saint Joseph Street, Nazareth, TX.

Anne was one of six children born to Michael and Anna Gotch in Cleveland, OH February 7, 1928. She grew up attending Catholic school in Parma, OH. After graduation, she worked for Record Act as a stenographer and earned the nickname “Cookie.” Anne was a Denim Dancer Square Dance Club member and the local polka dance club. In 1961 Anne attended her best friend Veronica’s wedding in Nazareth and met her future husband, Eugene (Gene) Kern. Anne and Gene married on January 4, 1962, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Nazareth and made their home in that community.

In Nazareth, they raised two daughters and started a family business, Kern Supply. Anne worked there as a secretary and office manager until Gene's passing in 1985. Anne then cared for her own mother in her home until her mother’s passing in 1990. Anne retired in 1997 and moved to Amarillo to be with her children and grandchildren. Anne, a lifelong faithful Catholic, was a Catholic Daughters & Catholic Mothers member. Anne was a pro-life warrior. Anne received the “Servant of Life Award” from the Diocesan Respect Life Ministries. Anne loved bowling and even continued her hobby via Wii bowling in her later years. Anne had a hidden talent for drawing art. Her other interests included art, playing cards, scrabble, watching Texas Rangers baseball, reading, and gardening. Anne enjoyed traveling with her family & taking trips with her sister, brother, and sister-in-law. Anne loved being a grandmother. Though she claimed she would never have a pet, in her older years, she came to enjoy pet dogs, cats, and even lizards. Anne had a calm personality and a good sense of humor. Her wisdom and gentle spirit will be missed.

Anne is survived by two daughters of Amarillo, Christine Chavez (husband Kenny Chavez) and Cecelia (Cece) Kern (her partner Susan Stubby); a grandson, Michael Chavez; granddaughters, Jordan Chavez and Abigayle (Abi) Stubby-Kern; a sister, Irene Robel; a brother, Albert Gotch (wife Kay Gotch); many cousins, nieces and nephews; and her very best friend, Veronica Wilhelm.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents, twin siblings at birth, a brother, Andrew Gotch, and her beloved husband.

A special thanks to all her caregivers throughout the past few years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hope and Choice Pregnancy Center in Amarillo, Saint Martin DePorres Catholic Church, and/or Eternal World Television Network (EWTN).

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Service Schedule

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Family to receive guests

Monday, May 1, 2023

6:30am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Recitation of the Rosary

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Starts at 9:30 am (Central time)

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Nazareth - Holy Family Catholic Cemetery

210 Saint Joseph Street, Nazareth, TX 79063

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