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Ellyn Rutenschroer Kern, American publisher, writer. Named Woman of Year Midwest Sunbathing Association, 1974.


Kern, Ellyn Rutenschroer was born on March 19, 1938 in Cincinnati. Daughter of Gilbert John and Helen Rutenschroer.


Bachelor in Sociology, University Cincinnati, 1959.


Publisher, writer Cottontail Publications, Bennington, Indiana, since 1965. Office manager Kenneth C. Kern & Associates, Indianapolis, 1974-1986. President, manager Tri-State Country Club, Inc., Bennington, since 1963.


Trustee Modern Sciences and Arts, 1993-1996. Member National Writers Association, International Association Indiana Publications, Ohio Valley Writers League, American Association Nude Recreation (secretary-treasurer 1984-1985, 88-91, research and education chairman since 1986, Woman of Year 1987), Indiana Campground Owners Association (board directors since 1992), Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council (alternate director 1988-1989, director 1989-1991), National Association R.V. Parks and Campgrounds, American Federation Astrologers, Indiana History Society, Switzerland County History Society (secretary since 1990), Switzerland Chamber of Commerce (secretary 1991), Midwest Sunbathing Association, Mensa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: natural crafts, genealogy, astrology.


Married Kenneth C. Kern, July 11, 1958 (divorced 1973). Children: Deborah Kern Wildrick, Douglas M., Lincoln W., Bennett M. Married Gerald F. Brown, September 16, 1978.

Stepchildren: Brian, Andrea.

Gilbert John

Helen Rutenschroer

Kenneth C. Kern

Gerald F. Brown

Deborah Kern Wildrick Kern

Douglas M. Kern

Lincoln W. Kern

Bennett M. Kern

Brian Kern

Andrea Kern