Wava June Lytle, daughter of Lester and Kathryn (Scott) Kerr, was born July 20, 1933, in Thurman, Iowa. Wava attended Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri, graduating in 1951.
She was united in marriage in March 1953, to Jesse E. Johnson of Fairfax, Missouri. They became parents to two children, Danny and Rhonda. They later divorced in 1978 and Jesse passed away in March of 2003. In September 1980, Wava was united in marriage to Duane E. Lytle at Rock Port Baptist Church. Wava became a “Bonus Mom” to Duane’s three children: Mark, MaryAnn, and Marty. Duane passed away in September of 2003.
Wava was a member of the Rock Port Baptist Church, and a ‘Red Hatter’ of the local Red Hat Society, often seen in the crowds of ladies in red hats and purple attire. She and Duane traveled extensively across the United States with good friends, Jake and Betty McCall.
Wava was a skilled seamstress, an avid reader, a talented poet, a proficient puzzle solver and marvelous cook who especially enjoyed entertaining the family and playing games with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Wava passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at Tarkio Rehabilitation and Health Care, at the age of 88.
Besides her parents and husbands, Jesse and Duane, Wava was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Doug Montgomery; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma Jean (Keith) Walter; and brother and sister-in-law, Marvin H. (Judy) Kerr. Survivors include her 100-year-old aunt, Minnie Yost; her children, Danny (Debbie) Johnson, Rock Port, Rhonda Montgomery, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Mark (Christy) Lytle, Rock Port, MaryAnn Sturm, Rock Port, and Marty Lytle, Pahrump, Nevada; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A funeral service was held Friday, October 8, 2021, at Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, conducted by Pastor Richard Boettner. Interment was at Greenhill Cemetery, Rock Port. Memorials may be directed to Tarkio Rehabilitation & Health Care, Tarkio, Missouri. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.