Dec 09,1937---Jun 10,2021


Norma Jean Anderson Kerr, 83, loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed peacefully with her loved ones at her bedside on June 10th, 2021 after her 3 year battle with cancer.  


She was a 1955 graduate of Argentine High School and in 1956 married Ronald Lee Kerr.  After her two boys were in high school, she was employed at the old Trinity Lutheran Hospital radiology department and later in the doctors' private offices.   She continued her education specializing in medical computer billing systems and management at Community Colleges in Kansas and Missouri, finishing with Specialized System Operations at IBM.  She retired from Total Medical Management, a large radiology group, in 2002 after 28 years.  


In addition to activities at the boys' schools and professional organizations, she learned to appreciate bass fishing with her husband Ron, who was a Bass Club member for many years fishing in various tournaments.   They built a home at Truman Lake and enjoyed family picnics and holidays there fishing on the pontoon boat with friends and family.  


After Ron's death, she moved to Lenexa and became active in the Four Colonies Homes Association, volunteered weekly at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in the Pain Clinic, and met monthly with a group of old school friends that celebrated a 50 year anniversary of getting together.   She made some dear friends in the "cul-de-sac" that met weekly to do various entertainment activities.  


Survivors include son, Ronald Kerr (Marianne), son, Dean Kerr (Christine), three grandchildren, Eric, Kaylie (Jesse Allen), Michael (Morgan) Kerr and three great grandchildren; Sophia, Blake, and Delilah Allen.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ronald Kerr, and her parents, Earl and Vera Anderson.  


After cremation, a private service will be held for family.   Fond memories and condolences may be left at Porter Funeral Homes  Arr:  Porter Funeral Homes, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS  913-436-6444.



Nancy Freeman Jun 12 ,2021

friend and neighbor in her cul de sac ,Lenexa ,Kansas

My Deepest Sympathy to Norma's family. Ron and Dean, know that she raised 2 wonderful and caring sons in you two. Thank you for looking after your mother and always, always being there for her in good times and the bad. Norma talked of YOU so often; Ron and Dean, you are good men and a tribute to her. We will miss her in our lives. Our cul de sac has a large void that will not be filled. I enjoyed her fun, no-nonsense, straight-talk attitude; we all could talk and laugh for hours during our cul de sac friends' times together. I always told her she was my hero because no matter what adversity she had placed in front of her, she faced the issue, took charge and ultimately over-came the problem, getting on with her life. This was Norma! I admired her and will greatly miss her friendship.

Shirley Eye Jun 12 ,2021

Friend formally from "the -cul-de-sac group" ,Shawnee ,Kansas

When Norma moved to 4 colonies, we all liked her at once. It was nice having her in our cul-de-sac. She was smart, fun, nice, and just Norma! I moved away a few years ago, but kept in contact. Only a couple weeks ago, Barbara had some 0f Norma's friends for lunch.....on her screened in porch.....It was in the 60's,windy, and we froze, but had fun, and nice hearing the laughter. I am so happy to have had that time with her. You will be missed Norma Jean, but never forgotten. REST IN PEACE FRIEND

Janet & Rob Staudinger Jun 12 ,2021

Friends ,Greenwood ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss. She was a joy to know.

Jeanette Miller RN Jun 13 ,2021

nurse ,Shawnee ,Kansas

It was my honor and privilege to care for Norma at the KC Hospice House. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family at this difficult time. Peace be with you in the weeks ahead.

Barbara Redhair Jun 13 ,2021

Neighbor and Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

The missing never stops. You filled such a large spot in my world, and were truely a very good friend. We enjoyed so many good times and it was always a comfort to know you were close. Thanks Norma for sharing your little one with me. Such a fun time. Love you Barb

Midwest Anesthesia Associates PA Jun 14 ,2021

Worked with Norma ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Norma was our life-line in the Pain Center. She was an invaluable help to our busy clinic. Everyone who worked there looked forward to her smiling face and sweet disposition. We are saddened to hear of her passing and please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. From the Midwest Anesthesia Pain Physicians and all the ladies who had the pleasure to work with Norma.