Clarissa Marie Kerl, 88, formerly of Beatrice, Nebraska, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt, Nebraska.
Clarissa Marie (Cameron) Kerl was born to Glenn and Selma (Yonkey) Cameron on July 22, 1929, in Summerfield, Kansas. She attended country school near Summerfield and graduated from Summerfield High School in 1947.
She was united in marriage to Charles Henry Kerl on February 22, 1949, at the Mission Creek Presbyterian Church. To this union four children were born.
Marie and Henry lived in Beatrice most of their married life, where they raised their family. She was a homemaker and loving mother to her daughter and three sons. Marie was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Beatrice and Presbyterian Women's Group for over 40 years and also served as a member of the Presbyterian Session. She enjoyed singing with several different groups including at church and at the Beatrice Senior Center. Marie was a loyal and devoted daughter, sister, wife and partner in marriage, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Marie is survived by her husband Henry who resides at Colonial Acres in Humboldt, sons, Jerry Kerl and wife Ann of Florida, Tim Kerl and partner Angela Walswick of Minnesota and Brian Kerl of Omaha, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother, Larry Cameron and wife Sharon of Summerfield, Kansas and sister-in-law, Jackie Cameron of Summerfield, Kansas, nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy (Kerl) Howell and husband Harris, infant brother and brother, James David “J.D” Cameron.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at the Mission Creek Presbyterian Church, rural Liberty, Nebraska, with Pastor Jim McNeal officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Wherry Mortuary in Pawnee City, Nebraska.
Memorials may go to the Beatrice Senior Center or Mission Creek Cemetery Fund.
Interment will be in the Mission Creek Cemetery, rural Liberty, Nebraska.
Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.
Wherry Mortuary, 919 G St., Pawnee City, Nebraska 68420 (402) 852-2387