SOUTH BEND — Maria Guadalupe Fernandez, 59, passed away Friday at Hospice House in South Bend.
She was born Aug. 25, 1953, to Juan Corona Aguilar and Felicitas Martinez de Corona in Tampico, Mexico. She married Sergio Fernandez 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; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ma. De Lourdes Corona Martinez and Reynalda Corona Mar; and a brother, Hector Inocencio Corona Martinez.
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 held at 11 a.m. Monday at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. Pastor Jeff Farnham will officiate. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Calling hours will be 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to LaGrange Baptist Church, 1370 N. Ind. 9, LaGrange, IN 46761.