Aug. 25, 1953 - April 19, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Maria Guadalupe Fernandez, 59, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Hospice House in South Bend.
She was born on Aug. 25, 1953, to Juan Corona Aguilar and Felicitas Martinez de Corona in Tampico, Mexico.
She married Sergio Fernandez on Aug. 24, 1978. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She is survived by six children, Maria Mora of Elkhart, Celeste (Christian) Fernandez of Elkhart, Ed (Julie) Mora of Granger, Mario A. (Susan) Mora of Ligonier, Sergio (Virginia) Fernandez of South Bend and Constance (Christian) Lopez of South Bend. Surviving are 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Ma. De Lourdes Corona Martinez and Reynalda Corona Mar; and a brother, Hector Inocencio Corona Martinez, also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sergio Fernandez, and her parents.
She retired from Veda Industries in New Paris in 1998. She attended Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church in South Bend.
A funeral service in her honor will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway S., Ligonier. Pastor Jeff Farnham will officiate. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery in Goshen. Calling hours will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to LaGrange Baptist Church, 1370 S.R. 9, LaGrange, IN 46761.