Delilia Sue Kerr
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West Point - Delilia Sue Kerr, 74, West Point, passed away at the home of her son, Thomas Kerr in Lafayette, on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
Sue was born in Scottsville, KY, on June 18, 1939. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Dallas and Viola (Dalton) Pollard. She attended Allen County High School in Scottsville, KY. She was raised in the south by her loving grandparents who instilled in her values that would serve her well in life; those included God, very hard work and family.
During her life as a child she would work along side her Grandfather in the tobacco and corn fields in Scottsville. In her late teenage years she moved to Baltimore, MD and would work in a clothing store. She later returned to Lafayette. She had a special lifelong friend, Nel Hoon, who would be a friend for sixty years and who introduced her to her future loving husband of 44 years, Tom. On January 23, 1959, Sue married Thomas E. Kerr in Lafayette. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2001.
Sue enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, reading and going to concerts. She enjoyed life and like to garden and attend church. She didn't wait for life to happen to her, she embraced life, all the good and bad that came with it. When she suffered a stroke 12 years ago she refused to stay wheelchair bound. She eventually walked again and even though losing the use of her left arm, refused to see herself as disabled. During her life she traveled the country many times in a convertible with her husband and family. She enjoyed traveling and being on the road to the next adventure. She spent time over the years watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing baseball, football and basketball. She was proud of her son and all her grandchildren that have graduated from college and that are currently attending college. She was proud that she was the wife of a World War II veteran and her son, Thomas Kerr served in the Navy and grandson, Lt. Randall Jordon Budreau currently serves in the Army Reserve.
Sue was a member of the Harvest Chapel Church. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post 1154.
Sue leaves behind her four children, Thomas Calvin (Janet) Kerr, Lafayette, Eugene (Carmen) Kerr, Attica, two daughters, Star (Brian) Purcell, Denver, CO and Yvonne (Randy) Budreau, West Point; seven grandchildren, Lt. Randall Jordon (Amanda) Budreau, Erica Budreau, Slayton Purcell, Victoria Purcell, Dalton Kerr, Warren Purcell and Emily Kerr; three great-grandchildren, Marlee Stonebraker, Jacek Budreau and Madelyn LaPlante. She was preceded in death by her brother, Greg Dallas of Lafayette.
Family and friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Sunday, August 18th, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. with family sharing memories at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery, east of Attica.
Her greatest passion in life was DOGS. She enjoyed dogs all the years of her life. She didn't know a dog she didn't love, big and small, she loved them all. She was very thankful to the West Point Volunteer Fire Department as they had made many visits to her home while she was ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Almost Home Animal Shelter, 1705 S. Second St., Lafayette, IN 47905 or to the West Point Volunteer Fire Department.
Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Maus Funeral Home Inc
704 Council St
Attica, IN 47918
Published in the Journal & Courier from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2013