DELORES LEE KERR ALFORD

Wife of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

1924 KS –2003 KS

 

ABILENE REFLECTOR-CHRONICLE

Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS—Tuesday, 8 April 2003

 

            Delores Lee Alford, 79, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Via-Christi-St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

            She was born March 24, 1924, at Lincoln, the daughter of Claude Crawford and Dottie Leota (Bollier) Kerr. She attended the local schools and Lincoln High School.

            Surviving are her husband, Martin, of the home; two daughters, Judith Renea Life of Rogers, Ark. and Barbara Ann Rairden of Abilene; three brothers, Claude E. Kerr of Paramount, Calif., Donald E. Kerr of Concordia and Melvin D. Kerr of Park City; two sisters, Nita Ilene Schaich and Lois Jean Hocker, both of Abilene; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third St., Abilene, with the Rev. Richard Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Abilene Cemetery. Friends may call until time of the service.

            The family of Delores L. Alford suggests that friends may contribute to the YWCA Pool Fund, Salina, in her memory. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.

 

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DAILY UNION

Junction City, Geary Co., KS—Monday, 7 April 2003

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

ABILENE [Dickinson Co.]—Funeral services for Delores Lee Alford, 79, of Abilene, [will be] held on Wednesday at the Martin-Becker Funeral Home in Abilene. Mrs. Alford died on April 4, 2003, at the Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

            Mrs. Alford was born on March 24, 1924, at Lincoln, the daughter of Claude Crawford and Dottie Leota Bollier Kerr. She grew up in Lincoln, where she attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School. On December 19, 1940, she married Martin G. Alford in Belleville. They lived in Concordia, Baxter Springs, Lyons, Junction City, and Wichita before returning to Abilene in 1971. She was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper. She was a partner with her husband at H&R Block in Abilene for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Junction City, the Heritage Center in Abilene, the Kansas State Historical Society, and the auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

            Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Judith Renea Life of Rogers, Arkansas and Barbara Ann Rairden of Abilene; three brothers, Claude E. Kerr of Paramount, California, Donald E. Kerr of Concordia, and Melvin D. Kerr of Park City; two sisters, Nita Ilene Schaich and Lois Jean Hocker, both of Abilene; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Her parents, a son, Gary Lee Alford on September 29, 1992, and a grandson, Elmer Ray Rairden, Jr., in 1977, preceded her in death.

 

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Photo from Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Hocker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Delores L. Alford (SS# issued in KS).

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Martin George Alford; and son Gary Lee Alford in Kansas Obituaries.