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    Lima, OH 45806
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“To Barb and Family,Sending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. I remember meeting him when we worked together, Barb, and he was such a...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Cindy Schurr - Crossville, TN

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Dad (Karl Stockton) talked about Byron a lot. Peace and healing for your family. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy Buettner - Lima, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We use to call the undershirts that your Dad wore when he was on the tractor Byron shirts (they were the...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Sally (Conrad) Scherrer - SD

“Much love, prayers and hugs to all of you! Byron was a great guy! I am so blessed to have met him and your family. I will miss him very much! He...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tonya Bradford - Lima, OH

“Always Mr. Kerr.... the BEST boss I ever had! Prayers to all the family( Carol Cunningham) ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Hello Larry, Linda, Tom and Barb:My deepest condolences for your Dad's passing. I had so many happy times in your Dad's home. Wish I could join you...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Greg Pepple - Lima, OH

“Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a great neighbor. A lot of great memories, especially playing football in the front yard and the tree...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jim & Chris Conrad

“My condolences on the passing of your father. Steve "Stoney" Stoner ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Steven "Stoney" Stoner - Lima, OH

“BarbMy thoughts are with you. I am and your family. I love you and pray for your peace and reassurance that your dad is now with God. Linda Carpenter ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest condolences on the passing of our friend Bryon. He was such a gentleman and we have many fond memories. Truly one in a million! ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mark and Paulone McCullough - TN

“I'm very sorry for your loss. The last time I saw your father I was buying bridesmaid gifts while visiting Lima. That was over 52 years ago. What a...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Michelle Moore - Adrian, MI

“Thoughts and prayers to the family he was a kind man and thoughtful to all Dave and Barb West ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dave West - Lima, OH

“Praying for you and your family, Linda. He lived a wonderful life. I know you will miss him.Ron & Karen (Vermillion) Turner ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Turner - Odum, GA

“Linda and family,So very sorry for your loss. He lived a wonderful life. I know you'll miss him.All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.Ron &...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Turner - Odum, GA


Byron A. Kerr age 99, of Lima passed away Sat. Dec. 2, 2017 at Primrose Retirement Community. He was born July 25, 1918 in Allen County to the late Raymond E. and Carroll Marie Graham Kerr. He married June F. Rumbaugh Sept. 10, 1940 and she preceded him in death March 3, 1995.
Byron had been a buyer and merchandise manager for Gregg's Department Store for 43 years. He had served in the Merchant Marines at the end of WW II. He was a member of Perry United Methodist Church and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1935.
Survivors include 2 sons: Larry B. (Bonnie) Kerr of Elyria, OH, Thomas A. (Kathy) Kerr of Lima; 3 daughters: Linda (Billy D.) Epps of Lima, Debra S. Kerr of Sidney and Barbara J. Kerr of Sidney; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Ruth Werling of Cridersville and Marilyn (Dave) Armer of Wapakoneta.
Byron was preceded in death by 3 brothers: John E., Raymond Jr. and Harold Kerr, and sisters: Ruby Collins and Helen Long.
Byron cherished his days at Greggs's Department Store and his work family there. He was blessed with many wonderful siblings, friends and neighbors.
Byron's greatest joy was spending time with his children and family. And as he always said throughout his 99 years, "We have a lot to be grateful for".
Thanks to his special friends and caretakers at Primrose.
The family will receive friends 2-6 p.m., Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor David Burkhart officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to Perry United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice.