Breaking News

Plans to tear down old Cole County jail and sheriff's house move forward April 16, 2014



Kenneth A. Kerr

unknown - June 22, 2011

Mr. Kenneth A. Kerr, age 50 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Russellville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, after an automobile accident. Kenny was born August 31, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., a son of Merle E. and Elsie M. Patterson Kerr. He was married on October 22, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nev., to Dorothy B. Rutledge after being lifelong partners for 17 years prior to being married. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Kenny was a 1978 graduate of Russellville High School. He was a journeyman electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 257 for over 20 years. He worked at the University of Missouri as an electrician for the last two years of his career. Kenny was a member of Corticelli Baptist Church in Russellville, Mo. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, hunting, and fishing; but most importantly, he loved spending time with his family and children. He enjoyed helping his son with the Awanas and Cub Scouts. His kids will always have fond memories of him dancing to their favorite songs and riding bikes on the Katy Trail. Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy Kerr; one son, Jimmy Lee Kerr of the home; two daughters, Chrissy Roberson and her husband Jay of Jefferson City, Mo. and Susan Marie Kerr of the home; two sisters, Betty Bond and Shirley Crawford of Alabama; three brothers, Wayne Kerr and his wife Pat of Jefferson City, Mo., Delbert "Bud" Kerr and his wife Rita of Russellville, Mo., and Jerry Kerr and his wife JoAnn of Russellville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Gavin Roberson, James Roberson, Jaylynn Roberson, and Baylee Roberson; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob Kerr; and one sister, Brenda Shehorn. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the Corticelli Baptist Church, 57731 Hwy. C, Russellville, Mo., with the Reverend Ryan Stiffler officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Kerr Children's Educational Fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

Services Location

Freeman Mortuary
  • 915 Madison Street Jefferson City, Mo 65101
  • 573-636-5533
  • Fax 573-636-7513
  • Visit website


my1974angel1 2 years, 9 months ago

Kim, Ashley & Brandon Jefferson City, MO Jun 24, 2011 08:09 AM Chrissy and family, There are no words that can be said to take away the pain you are feeling now and in the days to come. All of our hearts are saddened by this loss. Cherish the memories you have and know that he will forever be in our hearts. Remember that he is the brightest star in the sky watching over all his loved ones, protecting all while he watches above from heaven. Surround yourself with loved ones and those that care during this difficult time and know that we are alwaya here for you. With all our love, friendship and support.....Kim, Ash and B. Wuv u.


lanakay 2 years, 9 months ago

Dottie. My heart aches and my prayers are with you and your family. God will surround you and your precious children with his unconditional love. Love you. Lana


kelliedi 2 years, 9 months ago

Chrissy, My thoughts and prayers are with you today. ((((((((hugs))))))) kellie presley


Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting