Marguerite Kerr
February 10, 1958 - April 21, 2023

Marguerite (Howes) Kerr, 65, of Beulaville, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. A native of Philadelphia, PA, she was born on Friday, February 10, 1958 to the late Theodore I. Howes and Romaine (Kerr) Howes. Marguerite previously lived in Hamilton, NJ and Moorestown, NJ. She spent her career in various accounting positions and was of the Methodist faith. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to the beach, playing in drumming circles and dancing. She held a special place in her heart for the Kerr Farm in MD having walked many, many miles of the Princeton trails. She had a passion for water aerobics, reading, ferns and long walks in the woods with Weldon. She was a phenomenal cook making gourmet meals was relaxing to her. Her totem animal was the pelican and she collected statues of them. She tended to compliment specific things about people and things taking the time to really look at pictures or something you’d share with her and talk about everything she noticed.

Left to cherish her memory are her twin sister, Claudia Hurst and her husband, Rick; brother, Michael Frank Howes of Webster, TX; sister, Mary Karol Howes of Mt. Laurel, NJ; nephews, Michael Stoffers and his wife Dana, S. James Howes and his wife, Tracy and Dale Howes; niece, Traci Kingsbury and her husband Don; great-nieces and nephews, Isabell, Maverick, Christian, Kayla, Alexis, Haley and Sean. Marguerite had special friends she was close to and loved dearly, many who were involved with water aerobics and drumming.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James Kerr Howes and Stephen Theodore Howes.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Sunday April 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm at 1150 Haw Branch Road, Beulaville with a buffet meal immediately following the service.

Marguerite was a playful happy one. She loved to giggle and have fun teasing whenever she could, once she got beyond her shyness. She always stopped to watch a Harley drive by. She was known for wearing blue and was known for her high heels! She was very loving and caring and would do anything for those she loved.

She will be forever missed by all who were blessed to love and know her.

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Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.

1 Comment

  • Maria Santoro Posted May 22, 2023 5:27 pm

    I loved working out with Marguerite in the water aerobic classes. She was always fun and upbeat and we would laugh constantly. We never realized her pain because she never showed it. I missed her when she left. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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