March 4, 1934 ~ July 4, 2016
Wanda May (Stanford) Kerr, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Monday evening, July 4th, 2016 in Anthony, Kansas.
Wanda was born on March 4, 1934, 6 miles southwest of Cherokee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Alpha and Anna May Stanford. She graduated from Capron High School, Capron, Oklahoma in 3 years and went off to college at Northwestern in Alva, Oklahoma. She graduated from college in 1955 with a Bachelors of Science degree in education. She wanted to be a teacher! Wanda taught 4th grade in Caldwell, Kansas for 12 years and taught 1st and 2nd grade in Haysville, Kansas for 22 years.
Wanda was married to Willis Kerr on July 26th, 1959 in Caldwell, Kansas.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Caldwell, Kansas and served there as a Sunday School teacher. She was also a member of Eastern Star and served in many leadership roles.
Wanda’s other interests were in being a supportive farmers’ wife, crafting and doll collecting.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents Alpha and Anna May Stanford along with her younger brother Ennis Stanford.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Willis Kerr, her brother Paul Stanford and wife Peggy along with nieces, Debby Orcutt and husband Jake, Janice Adcock and husband Jack, Sherry Hesler and husband Larry, Dana Martinez and husband Juan, nephews, Rob Laptad, Darren Laptad and wife Kathy and many great nephews and nieces.
Wanda will be remembered for her sweet disposition and her loving and caring heart and she will be greatly missed by all!
A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Caldwell United Methodist Church in Caldwell, Kansas with Rev. Jacob Maforo officiating and internment will be at the Caldwell City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in memory of Wanda, to the United Methodist Church and left in care of the mortuary.
Willis and family
Laverne Chapman - 07/06/2016
Wanda was one of the most wonderful ladies I have had the pleasure of knowning. She had a heart of gold and a sweet disposition. She helped me alot when I joined Caldwell Easter Star. She will never be forgotten and will be missed so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Anything I can do to help you please call.
Wanda was a wonderful teacher
Veda Mitchell - 07/06/2016
Wanda was a wonderful teacher. She taught my sister and then in Haysville taught my nieces. She and Willias were very good to my dad and was always there whenever they thought something was needed. Wanda was a joy to sit and visit with. I enjoyed hearing about her teaching experiences and Eastern Star. A truly Wonderful Lady!
Wanda was at our SNF unit
Lisa & Dan Burchel - 07/07/2016
Wanda was at our SNF unit several years ago. She was such a sweet lady. She made us all a bag to bake our potatoes in the microwave in. May God grant you peace and sweet memories of a lovely lady.
Prayers for You Willis
Sandy Stump - 07/08/2016
I was so sorry to hear of Wanda's passing. You both touched my heart every year sending me a special Golden Corral giftcard around Christmas. I was always so amazed by your kindness. Wanda will be treasured in heaven just as you, Willis, are treasured here on earth. God's blessing and peace to you.