Family Login:

Margaret U. Kerrick

Obituary for Margaret U. Kerrick

October 19, 1924 - January 12, 2018
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 93


Margaret U. Kerrick, 93, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born October 19, 1924, to Wasson and Neva Taylor Uzzell, she grew up in Paris, TX, and graduated from Baylor University. In 1946, the city girl married a Daviess Countian, the late Fay W. Kerrick, and began learning the skills of a farm wife.

After ten years near Panther, they relocated to the Pleasant Ridge area and joined Friendship Baptist Church. She taught at Whitesville Elementary School from 1957 to 1985, then became active in the Daviess County-Owensboro Retired Teachers Association. Even after moving to the east side of Owensboro in 1991, she remained a faithful church member at Friendship.

Margaret loved spending time with her grandchildren and doing genealogy research with her late sisters, Drunell Summers and Georgianna Shipman. An avid reader and puzzle-solver, she also enjoyed singing and playing the piano, autoharp, and harmonica; traveling; and her work as a volunteer recording textbooks for the blind. She was a skilled seamstress and quilter, a prolific canner and freezer of fruits and vegetables, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

She is survived by her sons, Clyde Kerrick of Easley, SC, and Wasson (Jennifer) Kerrick, of Philpot; her daughter, Aleta Kerrick (Peter Schwarz) of San Jose, CA; and her grandchildren, Kendra and Wesley Kerrick and Maddy Schwarz. Her family is very grateful to those who visited and in other ways helped make her days more enjoyable during the last few years and months.

Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday and after 12 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Meals on Wheels, c/o the Munday Activity Center, 1650 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.

Messages of condolence may be offered online at

Arrangements By

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number