Elsie Mae Kerkove
JESUP – Elsie Mae Kerkove, 85 of Jesup, IA, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at home.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 30, 2018, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, IA, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 3-6 p.m., Sunday April 29 at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, where there was a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and vigil service at 6 p.m. Visitation continued for an hour before services Monday at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Athanasius Catholic Church. Online condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com

Elsie was born October 30, 1932, in Fayette County, Iowa the daughter of Mable Cue. She attended school in Maynard, IA. On January 19, 1957, she was united in marriage to Clarence Joseph "Casey" Kerkove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oelwein, IA. They moved to Jesup where they raised their family. Elsie worked at Sears Department Store in Waterloo, IA. She was a member St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup.

Elsie is survived by one son, Dennis (Melodee) Kerkove of Jesup; two daughters, Diane (Michael) Bender of Farmington, MO, Deb (Don) McLaury of Jesup; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother, Sam Fox; and one sister, Shirley (Norman) Reeves.

Her parents; husband, “Casey”; and one brother, Rex; preceded her in death.
White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA, was in charge of the arrangements.
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