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Nancy Jean Kerr memorial service

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Nancy Jean (nee Hodson) Kerr, age 86 of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at her home.

She was born September 9, 1924 in Gary, Ind., to Ralph and Margaret (Murphy) Hodson, both of whom preceded her in death.

Nancy graduated from Horace Mann High School in Gary, and attended both Williams Woods College and Indiana University.

She was married on May 10, 1947 in Gary, to John M. Kerr, who preceded her in death.

Nancy is survived by her son, John H. Kerr of Fall Brook, Calif. and his children, Katherine “Katie” and John Thomas “JT”; son, Robert B. and wife Elizabeth Kerr of Chesterton and their children, Robert “Max”, Adam and Ellen.

She was also preceded by sisters, Patty Johnson and Sally Stroll.

While living in Chesterton and raising a family, Nancy volunteered her time with First Presbyterian Church of the Dunes, St. John’s United Church, Meals on Wheels and Duneland Resale Shop. Nancy also enjoyed knitting stocking caps for newborns in local hospitals and was a member of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John United Church, 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton, with Pastor Katie Lenburg officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 8/15/2011