William Kerr

William Kerr

Saturday, February 8th, 1941 Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

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Obituary for William M. Kerr

William M. Kerr, 78, of Ephrata, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Hospice and Community Care after an extended illness.
Born in Delaware, OH, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Metzger) Kerr. He was married for 57 years to his wife, Eileen (McCauley) Kerr.
Bill was a missionary from 1979-2011 with BCM International. He served as maintenance director for several camps in Pennsylvania and one in Tennessee; he enjoyed mentoring young people in maintenance at the camps and in his home. He also served in the Ohio National Guard for 8 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Eileen, are four children, Tami Kerr of Ephrata, Cindi and Matt Brown of Stroudsburg, Paul and Kim Kerr of Stroudsburg, and Denise Kerr of Ephrata; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Adrian, Ryan, Cassandra, Sarah, Daniel, and Samuel; a great grandson, Zachary.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 11 am at Cornerstone Bible Church, 529 Lauschtown Road, Denver, PA 17517. Burial will be at Memory Gardens, on Wabash Road. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, 209 E. Main St., Terre Hill and on Thursday from 10-11 am at the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cornerstone Bible Church, address above, or to Streamside Camp & Conference Center, for Camperships. To send the family online condolences visit us at

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eckenroth Home for Funerals
    209 E. Main St.
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    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Cornerstone Bible Church
    529 Lauschtown Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Cornerstone Bible Church
    529 Lauschtown Road
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    Thursday, December 19th, 2019
    Jahn D. Horgen
  • Interment

    Memory Gardens
    319 Wabash Rd.
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Katrina Mossman

Uncle Bill, we always enjoyed when you and Aunt Eileen came to Columbus and visited. It was fun sharing stories, catching up with the kids and grandkids, and just enjoying fellowship together. We will miss your smiling face and loving heart.

Love the Mossman Clan in Columbus Ohio
Comment | Posted at 07:34pm via Condolence

Marilyn Barto

Dear Eileen and family,
I am sorry for your great loss of Bill but rejoicing that he is safe with Jesus and free of pain and breathing freely. May God continue to meet your needs in his absence and bring you sweet comfort and hope for our future reunion with our loved ones.
In Christ, Marilyn and Don Barto
Comment | Posted at 10:41am via Condolence

Paul Cobb

I was blessed to have Bill in my life, thankful to have him as a friend over the years... lots of good memories... he fought the good fight for his Lord, Jesus Christ... hugs to all of the family.
Comment | Posted at 02:24pm via Condolence

Judith & Al Edinger

Dear Eileen and family, We have many memories with you and Bill and are so thankful for them. We are rejoicing that he is now with the Savior that he loved and served for so many years. We are praying for God's peace and comfort for you, the children, grandchildren, and many friends who will miss Bill very much. With love and condolences, Judy & Al Edinger
Comment | Posted at 10:53am via Condolence

Mrs Kerr & family,
I've met William once. I'm a friend of Denise's for a few years. She was my boss @ pds but have become good friends since. I felt like I knew William from how much she talked about him w/ much love i might add. It takes a loving father to raise a wonderful, God seeking person like her. He will be missed but his legacy will live on in his family. My sympathy. & Gods comfort to you all.
Comment | Posted at 05:59pm via Condolence

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