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Obituary: Reatha Jean Kerr Dye

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Reatha Jean Kerr Dye

Reatha Jean Kerr Dye

Reatha Jean Kerr Dye, 84, of Franklin, passed away on July 27, 2019.  

To all those who knew Mrs. Dye, her seeming limitless amount of “cat lives” finally culminated when peacefully, as was her dream, she passed into the arms of Jesus. This notice is in loving memory of this much-beloved woman by everyone who knew her.  

She was retired from Brown and Graves Lumber Company, where she managed the computer department. Prior to moving to Franklin, she lived in The Villages, Florida. Jean grew up in Akron, Ohio, and she and her husband, Glenn “Bud” Kerr, raised their four daughters in Springfield Township. She left behind many friends in all three states.  

Jean loved golfing, shopping, playing cards, traveling and socializing with friends, and she treasured her time with her family most of all. Her family thanks all who were part of her life; she treasured you. 

She was preceded in death by husbands, Glenn Daniel “Bud” Kerr and William Dye; parents, James Arthur and Rosie Mae Patton; brother, Gearld Walker Patton; and sister, Kathryn Mae Patton Dobbs.  

Jean is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Kerr Baker of Fargo, North Dakota, Cynthia Kerr Dillworth of Franklin, Michelle “Shelly” (Dennis)  Jenkins of Stow, Ohio, and Tamera (Ronnie) Cross of Akron, Ohio; sister, Joyce (Jack) Lancaster of Akron, Ohio; grandchildren, Kelly (Peter) Utke, Daniel (Kathryn) Baker, Nichole (Keith) Jeffcoat, Brooke (Adam) VanMeter, Krista (Daniel) Zinna, Michael (Mary Elizabeth) Hancock, Sara (Mike) Abbott and Justin (Aimee) Pownell; and 11 great-grandchildren.  

A celebration of life service will be held  on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Seville Methodist Church, 47 W. Main Street in Seville, Ohio, with interment immediately following promptly at 12:45 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Pavilion, located at 10175 Rawiga Rd. in Seville.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.