LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Jean Marie Kerr, 83, was born to Eugene and Izzetta Garrison of Lynchburg, Va., Jan. 28, 1924. She died July 10 at home in Lee's Summit, Mo.
She married John A. Kerr in 1946 while he was stationed with the U.S. Navy in Virginia. They had one son, John A. Kerr Jr.
Jean retired in 1986 after a 22-year career at Disneyland. She started there as a sales clerk and rose to supervise a group of 25 employees.
She leaves a legacy of kindness and generosity toward family and friends. She quit scool at age 13 and went to work to help support her younger brothers and sister. Throughout her adult life, she routinely "adopted" elderly couples, taking them grocery shopping, driving them to doctors appointments and checking on them before and after work. She also volunteered at local senior centers.
She lavished love and attention on her son and her grandchildren, Adam Kerr of Lee's Summit and Victor Kerr of Kansas City.
Besides her grandchildren, she is survivied by her son, John, and his wife, Mary Livingston Kerr, of Lee's Summit.
Burial services were held July 12 at the Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery.