Lucille Kerr

Lucille "Rusty" Kerr (Blackwell)

Friday, July 10th, 1925 - Thursday, February 28th, 2019
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Lucille Blackwell Kerr, 93, of Erie, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center. She was born on July 10, 1925, in Atlanta, GA, daughter of the late Carl P. and Lillian Stiernberg Blackwell.
Rusty graduated in 1946 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Oklahoma State University where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She went on to work for Phillips Petroleum Company in Kansas City as a Spanish translator until marrying her husband Frank in 1953 and moving to Virginia. Rusty was a co-owner with her husband of a laundry and dry-cleaning business for 15 years and later worked for Seelar Elevator Company as the head of bookkeeping. She was a member of Belle Valley Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon for three terms. Rusty played the harp as a young girl and was in a tennis league for over 25 years. Rusty was a devoted wife, mother, nana, and friend. She enjoyed family gatherings, vacations to the Outer Banks and taking cruises.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Kerr; her daughter, Lynn K. Farson; her brother, Carl P. Blackwell, and her sister, Lillian Blackwell in infancy.
Survivors include her daughter, Tracey Kerr Zewe and her husband Brad, of Pittsburgh; her three grandchildren, Kyle Farson, Joel and Greta Zewe; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, Alice Adler.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. 5000 Wattsburg Rd. on Sunday, March 3rd from 2 to 5 p.m. and are invited to a memorial service at Belle Valley Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, March 16th at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Memorial contributions can be made to Belle Valley Presbyterian Church- 1694 Norcross Rd, Erie, PA 16510.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
    5000 Wattsburg Road
    ERIE, PA 16504
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 11:00am
    Belle Valley Presbyterian Church
    Norcross Road
    ERIE, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please note date of service: Saturday, March 16, 2019.
    Rev. David Edmunds


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Genevra (Gen) Counihan

Posted at 04:54pm
Our time together was far too short. May you be at peace in God's arms. With love and fond memories of Duncan Street, A&M, and Stillwater belles.
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AnnMary Munsinger

Posted at 07:20am
My deepest sympathies to the family may God heal your hearts. I remember Rusty growing up we as kids myself and two brothers would always go visit Rusty who lived right across the street she was the most sweet wonderful caring person on the block would do anything for you. Her and Alice were always together where there was one the other was right there with here there bond was unbreakable. May she rest in peace and always look down and smile upon us all. Give Duke a big hug and kiss for me I never did forget that dog. Sincerely AnnMary Munsinger Tom and Patty Lawsons daughter

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