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Eleanor "Dixie" Kerwin

June 24, 1920 — January 31, 2016

Mrs. Kerwin was a resident of Clearwater for over 41 years before moving to Woodbury. Her husband was a Coast Guard Veteran and they lived many places through the years. She passed away on January 30, 2016. She was born in Canton, OH on June 24, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Guy Donbar and Christine Sailors Donbar; husband, MCPO John F. "Jack" Kerwin, USCG, and a sister, Mary Ellen Deihl. She is survived by her sons, Michael (Tracey) Kerwin of Woodbury and Timmy (Rev. Lisa) Kerwin of Milford, OH; daughter, Cheryl Kerwin and her husband, Stephen Moitoso of Upper Marlboro, MD; seven grandchildren, Jason, Shannon, Melissa, Kelly, Jane, Erin and Kyle; nineteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.Mrs. Kerwin was a resident of Clearwater for over 41 years before moving to Woodbury. Her husband was a Coast Guard Veteran and they lived many places through the years.  She was dedicated to her family and was an amazing "hands-on" grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.  She passed away just after the 72nd anniversary of her marriage. The family will hold a memorial service on Sand Key in Clearwater at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Alive Hospice in her memory. Share your memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home (615)563-5337
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