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Hazel M. Kerr

d. November 6, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009 from noon until service time at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia, Missouri.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. John Harris and Rev. Richard Smith.
Music provided by: Clarice Cannon - pianist; Rev. & Sister Mims - duet; Haley Mims - soloist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Troy Cockrell, Donnie Chatman, Donnell Perkins, Jerome Collier, Gary Bishop and Ronald Turner.

Hazel Marie (Walker) Kerr passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She had lived most of her adult life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the Second Christian Church, where she sang in the choir. Hazel had worked as a personal caregiver, a CNA at Tri-County Care Center and had also been a hairdresser for many years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and catering. Hazel was a very caring person and really enjoyed helping others and taking care of people.

Born: December 31, 1937 on the family farm near Eolia, Missouri the daughter of Edward and Laura M. (Overton) Kerr.

Married: Joe L. Walker Sr. for nearly 35 years.

Survivors include: five sons, Lloyd W. Walker of Rock Island, Illinois; Joe L. and wife, Elizabeth Walker Jr. of Miland, Illinois; Anthony L. and wife, Victoria Walker of Bloomington, Illinois; Barnard and wife, Sheila Walker of Miland, Illinois and Kennard L. Walker of Vandalia, Missouri; two daughters, Pamela S. Kerr of Bowling Green, Missouri; Lori A. and husband, Aaron K. Cockrell of Vandalia, Missouri; two brothers, Curtis Kerr of Elsberry, Missouri and Thomas Kerr of Rock Island, Illinois; one sister, Linda Ross of Rock Island; four sisters-in-law: Yvonne Kerr, Marslene Kerr , Jan Kerr and Rhoda Kerr; one brother-in-law, John Salmon; special friend, Nelson Dale; grandchildren: Dwayne Salmon, Skey Adams, Summer Cockrell, Erin Cockrell, Kellen Cockrell, Jessica Walker, Blake Walker, Anthony J. Walker, Alexander Walker, Carrington Walker, Micheal Walker, Brandon Walker, Shaniece Walker, Shae-Lynn Walker, Austin Walker, Jasmine Walker and Quincy Walker; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: twin brothers: Donald Eugene Kerr and Edward Kerr Jr. who died in infancy; two brothers, Harold Kerr and Robert Kerr; two sisters, Anna M. Steele and Barbara J. Salmon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Heart Association.

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