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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Kerr, 83, died Wednesday (Sept. 20, 2000) In Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a long illness.

Born Elizabeth McNair in Laurenburg, N.C., she later lived in New Haven, Conn., and served in the Army during World War II with a postal battalion in England, France and Germany.

After her discharge, she moved to Buffalo and graduated from Lil Dara's School of Beauty Culture in 1949 and later attended seamstress school.

She worked as a seamstress at various department stores and retired from the Sample Shop in 1978 after more than 20 years of service.

She was active in Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and held positions in various church ministries until her health began to fail.

Her husband of 22 years, Arthur F., died in 1989.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty L.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Ave. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Lawn's Garden of Time.

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