NESS CITY — Elvira M. Kerr, 88, died on Monday, Jan. 31, at Ness County Hospital in Ness City. Born on May 10, 1922, on a farm Southwest of Bazine, she was the daughter of John Gotleib and Bertha Krug Schneider. She attended a country school, graduated from Bazine High School, and then attended Venus Beauty School where she earned her beautician license. She was a lifetime resident of Ness County. On March 24, 1944, she married Wayne E. Kerr at the St. Ignatius Church in Nonchalanta. He died on June 19, 1995.
Mrs. Kerr was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary and ESA, all of Ness City.
Survivors include her son, Mark Kerr of Ness City; a daughter, Gloria Keenan of Ness City; two sisters, Glenda Koch of Great Bend and Jenetta Filbert of Bazine; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; and a grandson, Andrew Keenan.
Parish Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home in Ness City. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Sacred Heart Church with Father Henry Hildebrandt presiding. Burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, all at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Sacred Heart Church or the Ness City Public Library.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Fitzgerald Funeral Home
P.O. Box 96
Ness City, KS 67560
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 2, 2011