Kerr (Ruiz), Stella Mary Passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 15, 2016 under the care of Hospice at Highland Alzheimer's Care Home. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James M. Kerr; a daughter, Cynthia Fox; two sons, James Kerr Jr. and Robert (Ann) Kerr; three grandchildren, Omar Fox, Autumn Kerr and Mitch Kerr; six great-grandchildren, Darian Fox, Shania Fox, James Kerr IV, Brionah Kerr, Diego Kerr and Aiden Kerr; three sisters, Armita Castillo, Gloria Engler, and Virginia (John) Aggson; a brother, Edward Ruiz, and many nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Eugenia Ruiz; sister, Carrie Ruiz, brother-in-law, Tony Castillo, and two nephews, Johnny Aggson and Rick Engler. Stella was a kind, giving person with a huge heart who always thought of other's needs. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed laughter, especially with her sisters. She liked to read and play computer games. She was a good cook and made delicious enchiladas, beef stew, rice pudding and many desserts. Stella retired form Sears, where she worked in their accounting office, then later in receiving. She will be dearly missed by many, including the family dog, Buddy. Services will be at St. Joseph Church on Waterloo St. on Monday, October 24th at 10:00 AM.
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