May 7, 1923 - April 2, 2019
Mary Louise Beidler Kerr, better known as ‘Mimi’ and ‘GranMimi’ to her grandchildren was born on May 7, 1923 to J. Francis and Eleanor ‘Mommy’ Beidler. Her life here on earth ended on April 2, 2019. Mimi grew up on the Beidler Ranch in Brackettville, TX with her twin sisters. After graduating from Brackett High School, she attended Lake Forest College on Lake Michigan, a suburb of Chicago where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was married to Joe Neal Kerr, Jr. of Sanderson, TX for 59 years until his death in 2005. After living in Sanderson for several years, they moved to Del Rio in order to manage the ranch in Brackettville and have been here ever since. Mimi was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Morning Glory Garden Club, and the Pan American Round Table. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society and the Val Verde Hospital Pink Ladies. She adored her children and grandchildren and supported them in all that they did. She taught them all how to love unconditionally and to forgive! One of her favorite sayings was “no use crying over spilled milk”! And “to treat others as you’d want to be treated.” Others were: “Beauty is only skin deep,” and “Pretty is as pretty does.” She was known for her sense of humor and the stories abound! Mimi was an avid reader, a great conversationalist, and loved anything that involved horses! She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her infant son, Paul, her twin sisters, Gita and Elaine and their husbands, Bud and J.M. Conoly and her son-in-law, Jim Bob Hill. Other family includes her in-laws: Campbell and Pat Kerr, Edward and Rosella Kerr, James and Totsie Kerr, and brother-in-law, George Moberly. Mimi is survived by her children Joe Neal Kerr III and wife Alana, Jay Francis Kerr, Elaine Kerr Wardlaw and husband Martin, Mary Kerr Hill, and Andrew Beidler Kerr. Grandchildren are Kallie Kerr Jones and husband Jeffrey, Joe Neal Kerr IV and wife Dallas, Krista Kerr, Mary Frances Wardlaw Weiss and husband Donnie, Stella Wardlaw Alcock and husband Chad, Rachel Wardlaw Schmidt and husband Chad, Kerr McEntire Wardlaw, George Crawford Wardlaw, Aaron Anthony Hill, Ryan Carnell Hill, and SamRay Hill. Great grandchildren are Hensley, Walker and Clayton Jones, Morgan and Ayres Kerr, Daniel H. Braman IV, Beidler Wardlaw Weiss, Isabella Rose Weiss, Carlton Joseph Schmidt, Camille Brule Schmidt, Kayla Leeann Hill, Conner Anthony Hill, and Avah Sophia Hill. She is also survived by her dear sister-in-law Betty Jo Kerr Moberly and numerous nieces and nephews. On behalf of Mimi, the family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to her constant companions and caretakers, Alicia Dodd and Pam Dodd Quinones. They are truly family and the reason she was with us for so long. Pam called her ‘Ladybug’ which she loved and always made her laugh! Also many thanks to Yolanda Mata and Alma Valdez who assisted whenever needed. The family would also like to thank everyone for their prayers as well as the doctors and nurses who have provided care over the years, especially Dr. Terry Lindsey and his staff. Visitation will be held at G.W. Cox Funeral Home from 5pm to 8pm with Holy Rosary at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial following at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Officiating will be Fr. Pius U. Ezeigbo. A lunch reception will follow at the Sacred Heart “John Patrick Stolte” Building. Mimi’s grandsons will have the honor of being her pallbearers. They are Joe Neal Kerr IV, Kerr McEntire Wardlaw, George Crawford Wardlaw, Aaron Anthony Hill, Ryan Carnell Hill and SamRay Hill. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic School, Val Verde Library, the Multiple Sclerosis Association or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of G.W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home, 114 Fletcher Drive, Del Rio, Texas. For more information you may contact us at (830) 775-2000 or www.gwcoxmemorialfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of G.W. Cox Memorial Funeral Home, 114 Fletcher Drive, Del Rio, Texas. For more information you may contact us at (830) 775-2000 or www.gwcoxmemorialfuneralhome.com.
Mary Louise Beidler Kerr, better known as ‘Mimi’ and ‘GranMimi’ to her grandchildren was born on May 7, 1923 to J. Francis and Eleanor ‘Mommy’ Beidler. Her life here on earth ended on April 2, 2019. Mimi... View Obituary & Service Information
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