|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1960|
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 2004|
Joni was born Joni Lynn Kennedy to Elsie and Garland Kennedy on July 5, 1960 in Porterville, California. She was raised in Fresno, California and Fallon, Nevada. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Fresno. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ.
Joni married Timothy Paul Berna on November 4, 1978. Three children were born to this union: David Allen, Matthew Paul and Megan Diane. Tim and Joni celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on November 4th, 2003. Joni was too ill for the party she had planned for several years. This was to include a renewal of their vows.
Joni worked as a registrar for several hospitals in the Fresno and Sacramento areas. Joni was a very talented seamstress and handcrafter. Her talents will be greatly missed but through her generous giving, it will be enjoyed by many for years to come.
Joni was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in about 1996. After surgery it was decided she did not need further treatment. She had many various medical problems in the next five to six years and was finally diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in November of 2002. She made a very courageous battle for the next year and a half until she lost this battle at 10:20 A.M. on April 27,2004 in her family home in Galt.
Joni is survived by her husband, children, parents, her sister and brother-in-law Susan and John Woita, three brothers and their wives: Jerry and Kathy Kennedy, Don and Candy Kennedy and Ron and Luda Kennedy. She also leaves eight nieces and nephews, her adopted Berna family and many friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. She also leaves her beloved dog, Katie. She will be greatly missed by many.[Taken from her memory card]
Father:Garland Harvey Kennedy
Mother:Elise Ruth Triplett Kennedy
Timothy Paul Berna
Grandfather:Guy Arnel Triplett
Grandmother:Sarah Mae Brinkley Triplett
Great-Grandfather: Duncan Wesley Brinkley
Great-Grandmother: Sarah E. Brinkley
GG-Grandfather: James Watson Brinkley
GG-Grandmother: Nancy Ann Rose Brinkley
Uncle: Joy Dee Triplett
Uncle: Kenneth Wesley Triplett
1st Cousin: Randy Ernest Triplett
Garland Harvey Kennedy (1932 - 2009)
Joni Lynn Kennedy Berna (1960 - 2004)
Susan Kennedy Woita (1965 - 2012)*
Created by: Freda
Record added: Sep 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30024369
You were to young to die, from an Army veteran 66-69. RIP.|
MICHAEL WAYNE HUTCHISON A PROUD U.S. ARMY VET
Added: Dec. 15, 2008
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.May you find peace in the arms of Jesus.|
Added: Sep. 23, 2008