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Hazel M. Kerr
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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