Dora Kerr, 88, homemaker, community volunteer

December 19, 2003

Dora Kerr, a homemaker and community volunteer, died Monday of stroke complications at Union Memorial Hospital. The Ruxton resident was 88.

Born Dora Preston in West Chester, Pa., she grew up on a Lancaster County, Pa., farm and attended one-room schools. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from West Chester State College.

In 1940, she moved to Baltimore after marrying John Thompson Kerr, a civil engineer at Consolidated Engineering and Concord Associates. He survives her.

She was a former president of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. She was also a former board member of the auxiliary at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.

She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow. She was a church deacon and elder, and she sang in the choir.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, William Kerr of Baltimore, John T. Kerr Jr. of Monkton and Charles Kerr of Baltimore; a daughter, Lucille Kerr of Rome, Italy; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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