Charlotte L. Kerr

On May 14th, 2016, Charlotte departed this world to start her eternal life.  She was born March 9th, 1942 in Klingerstown, Pennsylvania to Marie (Wiest) and Walter Bohner.  Her mother, father, brother (David) and sister (Marcella) predeceased her.

Charlotte was a loving individual of both people and animals.  Her greatest joy was cooking and making sure everyone had enough to eat.  She spent her career cooking for the students of Bishop McDevitt High School, the employees of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H, and the cadets of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, from where she retired.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald Kerr, her savior and constant companion, Ginger (her chocolate lab), her son Lonnie Kerr, daughters Denise Wurster and Nicole McKim; and her sons-in-law, Michael Billo, William Wurster and Joseph McKim.  She is also survived by her sisters Linda Kirkpatrick (Robert) and Tina Long (David).  Also surviving are her prides and joy, her grandchildren, Tyler McKim, Chelsea and Travis Wurster, and her nephews, nieces and friends, all of whom she loved dearly.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Charlotte’s life on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at the Gilbert L. Dailey Funeral Home, 650 South 28th Street, Harrisburg, PA  17103.  Visitation will begin at 3:00 P.M. and conclude with a memorial service at 4:00 P.M.

Immediate services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Donations to honor Charlotte’s life can be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA  17111.

The Dailey Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kerr family.


We will be away with our grandson and unable to attend Charlotte's services but wanted to share our deepest sympathies to the family of a warm and gentle lady. She always had a warm smile and kind words everytime you encountered her. Rest in peace dear friend.

Byron and Steph...

May the family of Charlotte Kerr know that I'm alive and survived my training because she would save some food for me to make sure I ate. I loved her and would always seek her out to remind her of my time at the academy. Peace be with you as you grieve and may you find comfort.

Cpl. Kay E. Pom...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family

Denise McKim


Dear Kerr Family -
I am unable to attend today, but wanted you to know that Charlotte was loved by the PSP family. She truly was the bright spot in your day. She would suggest what was great for lunch that day and she would pile it on, making sure you were satisfied for the afternoon. She would greet you like you were her only patron of the day, but we know that wasn't true. She always looked like she was enjoying herself at Russell's Snack Bar in DHQ. Everybody loved Charlotte! RIP Charlotte!

Ellie Speece
Mount Holly Springs

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