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Elisabeth Kerr

A memorial visitation for Elisabeth Augusta Kerr of Jackson, was held Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Elisabeth was privately laid to rest next to her husband, Gale, at Berrong Cemetery near Zalma.

Elisabeth, 89, passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at ClaRu Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown. She was born Jan 19, 1932, in Munich, Germany, to Augustin and Kreszentia Radt Roehrl. She and Gale Kerr were married Dec. 28, 1956, in Germany. Three daughters were born to their union, Monica, Michelle and Monett. Gale honorably served in the U.S. Air Force over 20 years, so the family was accustomed to living in the U.S. and Europe. Elisabeth and Gale had been married nearly 24 years when Gale passed away Nov. 19, 1980.

While still living in Germany, Elisabeth was trained as a professional seamstress. She also designed garments and did flawless alterations.

Loving survivors include her daughters, Monica (Kenneth) Fluegge, Michelle Kerr Mangrum and Monett Kerr, all of Jackson, two grandsons, Matthew (Whitney) Fluegge and Andrew Fluegge and one great-grandson, Brycen Fluegge.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mac’s Mission or Preferred Hospice in Farmington.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Elisabeth’s personal obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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