Jo Ellen Kerr


Jo Ellen Kerr, of Hinton, died February 10, 2019, at Bowers Hospice House, in Beckley, WV.
Jo Ellen was the loving daughter of John E. and Marjorie Burdette, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her best friend and husband of 62 years, James S. Kerr, her special dog, Lady and brother Ed Burdette and wife Wanda of Charleston, WV and niece, Cindy Ellis of Gulfport, MS.
Jo and her husband Jim were seldom apart and were truly devoted to each other. Jo Ellen was a 1952 graduate of Hinton High School and the Bluefield Business School. She was the Office Manager of the James S. Kerr Real Estate Agency in Hinton for the last 40 years. She was an avid outdoors person when physically able. In later years, she and her husband enjoyed long drives in the remote countryside looking for bear sightings and watching other wildlife.
Jo Ellen will be remembered for her thoughtfulness and remembrance of others. We all would be well served if we could adopt her outlook on life and her attitude in the face of adversity.
Our family wishes to recognize the care provided her by Carol Bishop and Linda Ball. We would also recognize the staff of Bowers Hospice House for the kind quality care and attention they provided.
Funeral services for Jo Ellen will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel, in Hinton with Pastor Jeff Canterbury officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley, WV 25801.
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Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV.
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Published on February 11, 2019
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