Josephine McLaughlin Kerr

September 23, 1909 - January 4, 2011
Josephine McLaughlin Kerr

Josephine McLaughlin Kerr, 101, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove in Wilmington, NC following a short illness.

Josephine was born in Clearfield, PA to Edward and Josephine Wilhelm McLaughlin on September 23, 1909. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Lucille and Gertrude, brothers Harold (Biz), Richard (Dick), John, and Jim and her two favorite sons in law, Keith Miller and Thomas Santino.

She attended Clearfield High School graduating in 1927, and attended business school in Williamsport, PA. She later married Edmund Bigler Kerr, also deceased. She was employed by Clearfield Machine Company for 42 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo Kerr Miller and Kathleen Kerr Santino, both of Wilmington, NC, a grandson David, his wife Christin, two great granddaughters and one great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Josephine will be dearly remembered by her family and by the friends of her daughters who were always so welcome in her home.

A service will be held at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation on Friday, January 7, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. A memorial service and burial will follow in Clearfield. PA, at a date to be determined.

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  • January 07, 2011
    Norma Erbland says:
    Maryjo an Kathy I am so sorry to hear of the passing of uour mother.t is never easy to lose a loved one. You were fortunate to have her for such a long time. I'm so glad that I had the privelege of knowing "Jo" and doing her hair while at Brightmore. May God comfort you. Norma Erbland

  • January 07, 2011
    Jean Fulton Undercoffer says:
    Is this the Jo Kerr that lived next door to my parents, Harold and Mary Fulton? I was the oldest and was married, so i didn't live there, but I what a wonderful neighbor she was and how much my mother enjoyed having her as a neighbor---It would have been about 1955-1956 on.

  • January 09, 2011
    Jam,es 'Jim' Moore says:
    Mary Jo....Sorry for your mother's passing, but pleased she had such a long life. 'Josephine' was always a great lady, a good citizen and a wonderful person to have known. My memories of her, and you, are vivid and everlasting. Sincerly, Jim Moore (and Audrey Beish Moore), Clearfield, PA

  • January 05, 2011
    Lynda & Claude Page says:
    Kathy & Mary Jo, you have been wonderful and devoted daughters. I know your Mother was as proud of you as you were of her. We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lynda & Claude

  • January 11, 2011
    Debra Sorber says:
    I had known Josephine for only a few years, sharing the same birth date with the exception of the year. I had spent some quality time with Josephine in Wilmington when I was in town. Once we played cards, a true pleasure for both. Josephine was a very special lady in my eyes, as well as many others I'm sure. My thoughts are with MaryJo, Kathy and other family members I haven't met.