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D. Agnes Kerkman, 87, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away peacefully with all of her grandchildren by her side on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Living Center West, Cedar Rapids. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial will be at a later date in the Owensville Cemetery in Owensville, Mo.
Agnes is survived by her two children, Charles (Karen) Hollandsworth of Annawan, Ill., and Edward (Diane) Hollandsworth of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Rueben Hollandsworth and Paul Kerkman; four brothers; and two sisters.
Agnes Kerkman was born on July 28, 1927, in Bland, Mo., the daughter of Waldo and Maude (Cahill) Giesler. In 1942, Agnes married Rueben Hollandsworth in Missouri. She worked in the Browns Shoe Factory in Owensville, Mo. In 1959, the couple moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where Agnes worked in area restaurants as a cook and waitress. Rueben died in 1979. In 1990, Agnes married Paul Kerkman in Cedar Rapids. Paul died in 2005.
Agnes was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Agnes and Rueben enjoyed going camping and fishing together.
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