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Brenda D. Shumaker, Supervisor

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Jason Sunderland, Supervisor

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Mary "Sam" Jane Kerr

August 18, 1959 ~ August 26, 2019 (age 60)

Mary Jane “Sam” Kerr, 60, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on August 18, 1959, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Dean Howard Kerr and

Luva Mae (Reese) Kerr.

“Sam” was an independent, strong woman that loved her daughter Maxi immensely.  She worried about taking care of Maxi and others right up to the end of her life, it was her nature.

Prior to her illness she spent her spare time going to yard sales and making crafts. She loved spending time with her family and was especially passionate about sewing many things and clothes for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary  “Sam” is survived by her daughter, Maxi Marie Pennington from Marchand; two grandchildren, Zachery Dean Wyant and Harlie Madison Test; two great-grandchildren, Kaylynn Noel Wyant and Robert Dean Wyant; one sister, Sharon Kerr of Punxsutawney; two brothers, Donald Kerr of Creekside; and Kenneth Kerr of Punxsutawney; and 2 nieces, 2 nephews and great nephews and great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Deanna Wilt.

Friends will be received on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. officiated by her nephew, Matthew Wilt.

Interment will be at Northpoint Cemetery.

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