Mrs Kerr ( Gloria )was a great neighbor growing up on Reynolds Avenue. They were next door neighbors. But it didn’t matter if you lived right next door or you lived 15 houses down the block. Her and Gerry welcomed all. They loved being outside watching the kids in the neighborhood play. I’ll never forget the time she ask me to get the possum out of her back yard. She definitely had her hands full I’m sure raising her large family. But she always made time for anyone in the neighborhood that was in need. She probably wasn’t a very good poker player. If something needed to be said or something needed to be done she was not shy and you could guarantee she would tell you. You always new where you stood with her. She was as honest as the day is long. I had the the opportunity to visit with her the last time I was up to visit my brother Chris. We had a nice conversation and Holly came home while we were chatting. She loved her family. She was telling me how many grandchildren and great grandchildren she had. Where everybody was and what they were doing. It was nice catching up with her and Holly. And yes she did get a little feisty. She was a special lady to many I’m sure as she was to me. Prayers for her wonderful family and friends . With loving memories Mark Evans.
Mrs. Kerr was one of the most loving and caring individuals I have ever known. She and Gerry were a huge influence on my life and I can never thank them enough. Their home was always open to us and full of happy memories. Big supporters of Trojan sports and always provided me with support and encouragement. So many wonderful memories at First Church of the Brethren and visiting on the front porch at the Hauseman's down the street from us on Spruce Street.
I regret not staying in closer contact over the years, I will miss you. I find comfort knowing that you are now with Gerry and your Lord and Savior. Thank you for all that you did for me. Rest in peace.
I was honored to be Gloria and Geralds next door neighbor for 29 years. They were great neighbors to us and treated my children like they were her own grandchildren. She had a talent for growing great flower beds. She introduced me to gardening and even though I really wasn't interested in it she persuaded me into trying it. My love of planting is because of her. I cherished the yearly summer solstice get togethers as well as the Memorial Day breakfasts cooked on the grill they hosted every year. Who can forget her homemade iced tea, she made the best. Our deal was she made the iced tea and dessert and I would make homemade pizza and we would gather on her patio and enjoy time together. Rest In Peace Gloria.
I have many fond memories of Aunt Gloria. Though it was long ago I clearly see mom and her standing knee deep in the lake at Promised Land. Not sure what they talked about all the time but especially there they were always side by side. And the patented 1step move in volleyball. Who could beat her? And her “shelf” when she ate, especially on the beach at Promised Land, lol. And can I blame her for my love of cake? I think so! Growing up I spent so much time either at the Kerr house or them at ours it just felt like 1 big family. I’ll miss her birthday cards with perfect penmanship even up to this year and our rare chats here later in life. Peace to all of us who loved her but especially Bonnie, Sherrie, Terri, Judi, Holly and my mom Gail.