Eloise Kerr

Funeral services for Eloise Lorene Kerr, 79, Lawrence will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at First United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  She died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Eloise was born on September 12, 1933 in Princeton, KS the daughter of Leslie A. and Pearl E. (Oswald) Stevenson.  She was a  Lawrence Memorial High School graduate in 1951.

Eloise married Dale Lowell Kerr on March 2, 1952 in Lawrence, KS.  He preceded her in death April 29, 1991.

Employment included Morton Block in Lawrence, and then the American Legion Auxiliary in Topeka until she retired in 1993. After retirement, she was a PAT at First Student in Lawrence until her sickness in February 2013.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Ladies of the Lawrence Shrine Club, American Legion Auxiliary and the 8/40 of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Belinda Rehmer, Eudora; two sons, Les Kerr, Dallas, TX, Bill Kerr, Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond Stevenson, Florida

The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to American Legion Auxiliary, Visiting Nurses or Lawrence Memorial Hospital- Oncology Department and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

20 Condolences

  1. joan Stevenson on April 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Eloise will sure be missed by all. She was always such a happy person with words of wisdom and well wishes. I know all of you in the family will always think of what a great lady she was. jss

  2. Luanne Hess on April 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Eloise was a very special lady in all ways,A GREAT FRIEND,Landlady and Mother figure to me and others, God has another beautiful Angel….My Prayers and thoughts for Belinda, Bill, and Les and their families….loved her so much

  3. Jean &Delbert Eberhart on April 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    we will miss Ms Eloise so much at Frist Student she was such a great lady to work with and to call friend

  4. Kelly Jenkins on April 3, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Eloise Will Be Missed Dearly. She Was Great To Work With As Well As A Great Friend and Was Always Willing To Lend A Helping Hand To Whom Ever Needed It. God Truly Has Another Beautiful Angel. My Thoughts and Prayers Are With Her Family.

  5. michelle chaney on April 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Miss Eloise will be missed so much. She was a wonderful,kind hearted women. I will miss the hugs and laughter at work.

  6. michelle chaney on April 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Miss Eloise will be missed so much. She was a wonderful,kind hearted women. I will miss the hugs and laughter at work.

  7. Trisha Strimple on April 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Eloise was like a grandma to me very loving lady who always had smile on her face. Can’t forget game of skip-o one of her favorite games to sit an play with ladies to pass time. she will be missed.

  8. Janice Beerbower on April 4, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Losing Eloise was as painful as losing my mother. She was a friend to all of us at the bus barn, and she will be missed. I know God has a special place for her.

  9. Hank and Betty Sipple on April 4, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Eloise, you were loved by all with your wonderful smile and friendly attitude. We will miss you always. I am so glad that Nancy Hanson took a picture of you and I before we left. God will get to see that lovely smile always and forever, but we will remember YOU. What a GREAT LADY she is and will always be. Our deepest condolences to your family. The American Legion ladies will miss her greatly.

  10. Rick Durrant on April 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of such a fine lady, prayers are with the family

  11. Julie Green on April 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Eloise. I know this last month or so has been a tough time for the family. I know it was hard to say good-bye but I hope she’s in a better place now and feeling no pain. Please know that Steve and I and our entire family are thinking and praying for all of you. We didn’t get to see Eloise on a regular basis but when we did she was always so friendly and funny. We shared some laughs over the years. She will be missed.

  12. Paula Phillips on April 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Belinda – I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I know you have lots of wonderful memories to cherish as you grieve your loss.

  13. Norma Basore on April 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I’ll always remember your mother as we worked so closely together for so many years in the Legion Auxiliary when I was treasurer. Thinking of you.

  14. John & Linda Hicks on April 4, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Eloise, you will be missed. You always had a ready smile and a helping hand. You and Dale always included us in your circle of Legion & Auxiliary family. Love to you both. Prayers for your family.

  15. Doris Pratt on April 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I was so sorry to read of the loss of Eloise. I did not know she had been ill. The American Legion will certainly miss her as well as many others. My sympathy.

  16. Merlin&Mary Olson on April 5, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Sorry to hear about Eloise. We knew both her and Dale thru the American Legion and we had some fun times.God Bless everyone and they are watching over us al.

  17. Carol Gardinier Winters on April 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Eloise will be sorely missed. She was my Mom’s (Betty Olson) neighbor and “sister” for 57 years — actually they were sisters to each other. I hope they are continuing their charitable work in the great beyond and revisiting those great times they had together.

    My deepest condolences to all the family. What a wonderful picture of Eloise!

  18. Ron on April 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Dear Belinda, Les, and Bill,
    We were so sorry to learn of your Mother’s death. She was such a special lady.

  19. Ron Baker on April 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Dear Belinda, Les, and Bill,
    I was so sorry to learn of you Mother’s passing. She was such a special lady. I know she will be missed terribly. I have such fond memories of time spent at your house during the summer vacations. Eloise also gave me my very first motorcycle ride. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ron Baker

  20. Errol on April 8, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Offering my deepest condolences to the family for your loss. Please understand, this is not God’s plan, for it hurts him to see us suffer the loss of a loved one. That’s why he promises to wipe out tears, death and pain forever. (Rev.21:3,4) What a wonderful time that will be. Until than, may you continue to find comfort in Jehovah God through prayer and his word the bible for the strength you need to endure this sad time.

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