April 5, 2012
JERRI EILEEN MOHR
(1/1/1950 - 3/24/2012)
Jerri Eileen Mohr, 62, of rural Memphis, Missouri passed away Saturday evening, March 24, 2012, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri. The daughter of Paul and Dorthy Purvis Franklin, she was born January 1, 1950 at Kirksville, Missouri.
She attended the country school of Bourn near the community of Hitt before the consolidation of schools. She then attended the Scotland County R-1 School system until she graduated in 1967. After graduating from high school she attended Northeast Missouri Teacher College and graduated in 1971. Her first appointment was Fox Valley Schools in Milton, Iowa from 1971 until 1984, and then at Wyaconda, Missouri from 1984 to 1989. In 1989 she became the Business Manager of Scotland Co. R-1 Schools where she remained until 2009. She then retired due to health reasons.
She married Stanly Mohr in Memphis, Missouri on August 17, 1969 and to this union three children were born: David, Darla, and Diane.
She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Franklin; brothers-in-law, Leroy Morgan and Jr. Walker; and her father and mother-in-law Willard and Claudean Mohr.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Stanley Mohr of the home, one son, David Mohr and his wife Scarlett of Memphis, two daughters, Darla Dixon and her husband Joe of Coatsville, Missouri and Diane Melvin and her husband Gail of Lancaster, Missouri, seven grandchildren, Lane, Ty and Dylan Mohr, Hayden and Claudia Dixon, Lydia and Lucas Melvin; her mother, Dorthy Franklin of Memphis; two sisters, GeorgAnna Madsen and her husband Gary of Des Moines, Iowa and Mary Morgan of Memphis; two sisters-in-law, Dixie Dalbey and her husband David of Springfield, Il and Willadean Walker of Kirksville, MO; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was a member of the Memphis Community Players as well as the Mark Twain Chorale and she dearly loved traveling and singing with the players. After retirement she did some traveling with her sisters which included two cruises.
Her other interests were supporting the Scotland County Relay for Life, where she was awarded the Hero of Hope award in 2010. She loved spending time with, and sharing stories about all of her grandchildren.
She also enjoyed working in her yard especially in the flower garden, and being a part of the Arbela Baptist Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Cancer fund, and can be mailed to or left at the Payne Funeral Chapel at 202 East Madison St. Memphis, Missouri, 63555.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Rev. Robert Moseley officiating. Interment followed in the Memphis Cemetery east of Memphis.
Pallbearers were Leroy Huff, David Shalley, Allen Madsen, Jim Morgan, Mark Dalbey, Randy Holman and Paul Musgrove. Honorary Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Lane, Ty and Dylan Mohr, Hayden and Claudia Dixon, Lydia and Lucas Melvin.
Musicians were Cole and Lindsay Tippett singing music selections of "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden".
Arrangements were under the direction of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.