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Jaunita Kerr

STERLING  Funeral for Jaunita Kerr, 83, Sterling, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Sterling First Baptist Church with Brother John Carlisle, officiating.  

Mrs. Kerr went home to be with her Lord after her bout with cancer on Friday, June 8, 2018, at her home in Sterling.

Burial will be at Sterling Cemetery under direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

She was born at home in Sterling, to George (Man) and Lorena Johnson on Dec. 27, 1934, and was the third of five children. Jaunita grew up in Sterling until she moved to Shawnee to attend Oklahoma Baptist University. She then quit college to marry John Carlton Kerr on Oct. 7, 1953. Out of their marriage they had two sons and four daughters. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. She will be greatly missed. Our loss is Heaven's gain. The family would like to thank Dr. Adkins, Faith Hospice, and Visiting Angels for helping take such special care of Jaunita: wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and friend.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; her children: Archie Kerr and his wife Kellean, Sterling, Anita (Kerr) Yates and her husband Gary, Willard, Mo., Johnnie Carla Ferguson, Chickasha, Cora Carlisle, Sterling, and Jim Kerr, Oklahoma City; a brother, Elmer Johnson, Tuttle; three sisters: Ruby Williams, Lawton, Nyla Johnson, Woodward, and Ida Jo Adamson, Sterling; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her oldest daughter, Georgie Marie (Kerr) Ramsey.

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