Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Jeannie Marie Bernhardt, age 66, was called home on Saturday January 21, 2023 surrounded by those who loved her best. Jeannie was born on August 27, 1956 to the late Anton & MaryAnn Kmoch in Cicero, Illinois. She spent her younger years in Brookfield, Illinois as the oldest of three. She moved to Ohio in 1989 with her two daughters and went on to meet her husband, Gary, while enjoying one of her favorite pastimes. Gary came to her rescue and untangled her fishing pole, and the rest is history. They enjoyed together many adventures to Canada on fishing trips with family, beach trips to Florida and attending all the different activities of their 9 grandchildren.  Jeannie most enjoyed spending time with family, taking long walks on the beach and enjoying sunsets, working out in her yard, reading and relaxing with Maggie and Brutus. Jeannie is survived by her beloved husband Gary, loving daughters Victoria (Duke) Binder and Janet (Ron) Craze. Dear stepchildren Brian (Michelle) Bernhardt, Jeanine (Brian) Billings, Kevin and Gary Bernhardt. Cherished grandchildren Kyle, Regan, Liam, Brooke, Alex, Ashley, Jared, Juliette and Natalie. She will be missed by her brother Robert (Patricia) Kmoch and sister Debbie (Don) Riha, many nieces and nephews and extended family. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone; for a part of us went with you the day God called you home. Send pictures.



Messages of Condolence

  1. I am so saddened by the loss of Jeannie! She was a wonderful neighbor to me! She was the first one to come over when I moved in 6 1/2 yrs ago. Since then we have always visited each other in our backyards, talked about our flower beds, talked about decorating and I helped decorate her bedroom, and she was always so complimentary of how I decorated my home. We watched each others houses when we were away, and Jeannie always kept an eye on me if she saw my car in the drive and didn’t go to work, she would check on me if I was sick. Anytime I made potato salad, I would take some over to her and Gary as the raved about my salad-I was happy to share it!

    What I will miss most is our regular check-ins with each other via text. Last year when my sister was sick with cancer, Jeannie texted me every single day to see how I was doing and how my sister was doing. She encouraged me, supported me and prayed for us!! It meant the world to me! I too then checked in on her often while she was struggling with her post surgery chronic pain. I always kept her in my prayers. She was a kind and thoughtful neighbor and a truly friendly and lovely lady! I will miss her greatly, as she was my closest neighbor!

    Love Bev

  2. She cared for her Dad here in Carillon when she would visit him.
    She was very nice and quiet. She was also pleasant.

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