Editor’s Note: In the Oct. 27, 2017 edition, the Van Alstyne Leader inadvertently published the incorrect picture with the obituary for Patricia Kerr. Below is the corrected version.


Patricia Karlyne Crook Kerr


Patricia Karlyne Crook Kerr was born September 21, 1933 in Van Alstyne, Texas to W. T. & Viola Cotten Crook and went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2017. Before the family moved to Beaumont, Karlyne attended first grade here in Van Alstyne. She was a 1952 graduate of French High School, Beaumont, Texas.


Karlyne was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Donald Gene Kerr, sons, Mark and David Kerr, Father, Mother and little brother, Stanley Crook; grandparents, J. D. & Nan Cotten, Will & Sarah Crook, from Van Alstyne.


She is survived by two daughters, Karen Craig and son-in-law Reggie, and Connie Strawhun and son-in-law Dale, 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Kay Crook Stewart and brother-in-law Harry and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Billie Rae & Donnie Cloteiaux, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who will miss her greatly.


Burial services were conducted by Sterling-White Funeral Home, Highlands, Texas.