Olean – Melody R. Kerr "Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Sister"
Melody R. Kerr, of 401 Alder Street, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the Harris Hill Nursing Facility, following a brief illness.
Melody was born on July 28, 1955 in South Bend, IN and was a daughter of William C. and Loretta Stahlman Simon. She was a 1973 graduate of Olean High School. Melody worked in retail for many years including Grant's Fish & Chips and Bradner's Department Store. She was a member of the Revival Center in Olean. Melody loved painting ceramics, reading the Bible, listening to the talking Bible, and working with her hanging flowers.
Melody is survived by; a son Eric (Franceska Czajkowski) Kerr of Derby; 4 grandchildren, including Justin Zetwick, Brayden Kerr, Elijah Czajkowski-Kerr, and Peyton Czajkowski, which she loved all of them to the moon and back; a sister, Jane Lowe of Olean; 2 nephews, Bill (Christine) Simon and Steven Lowe; a special great nephew, Colby Gibbons; a special aunt who helped her a lot, Annabelle Woods; 3 other aunts, Ella Tobin, Bonnie Jeffers, and Verna Slater; a special friend and neighbor who helped her, Jim Gleason; a special county worker that worked with her for 20 years that she adored, Jill Schmidt; a special CNA, Sonya McCall; and several cousins.
Melody was predeceased by her mother, Loretta Faye Simon, her father, William Charles Simon, and several aunts and uncles.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean, on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at which time a Funeral Service will be held. The Rev. Ronald Frazier, Pastor of the Olean Revival Center, will officiate. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Mount View Cemetery, P.O. Box 1044, Olean, New York 14760.
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