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 10, 2011
    peggy clark says:
    Dear Kathy and MaryJo, Your mom was a very special lady. You were blessed to have had so many years with her to create the memories that you will always have. I still remember her lemonage: nothing has come close since then. My condolences. Peggy

  • January 11, 2011
    Maxin e Finch says:
    Mary Jo and Kathy . I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers.