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Eva KERR

Flint Creek (Gentry) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

February 1, 1869 - December 4, 1968

*Obituary
Northwest Arkansas Times
Friday, December 6, 1968

Siloam Springs — Mrs. Eva Elmore Kerr, 99, of Gentry, died Wednesday in a Siloam Springs convalescent home. She was born Feb. 1, 1869 in Philadelphia, Ill. and was the first registered nurse in Arkansas, graduating from a nursing school in Michigan in 1894. She started her career in Springdale in 1895 and together with her husband, George Thomas Kerr was among the first medical missionaries in Africa in the late 1800's. She was a Seventh Day Adventist.

Survivors are one son, Glenn C. of Rogers; five daughters, Mrs. Florence Cordis of Angwin, Calif., Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor of Rogers, Mrs. Ellen Houston of St Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Beryl Shipley of Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Ruth Holzkamper of Gentry; 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was to be at 3 p.m. today nat the Seventh Day Adventish Church near Gentry with burial in Flint Cemetery under direction of the Wasson Funeral Home.

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Submitted: 9/12/16 • Approved: 9/14/16 • Last Updated: 9/17/16 • R1154632-G1154632-S3

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