The Value of a Smile

Kerma Pauline Bradford Minor, born in Coshocton, Ohio on June 25, 1905.  A graduate of Denison College, Kerma married Denison alumnae, Donald Minor of Greene County, Pennsylvania.  They raised five children on his family's farm before moving to nearby Waynesburg.  Kerma continued to live and teach in Waynesburg after Donald's death in 1964, until she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1986.  Kerma died last night in her sleep, October 14, 2013, at the age of 108.  May her peace be eternal.

Kerma Pauline Bradford Minor was born in Coshocton, Ohio on June 25, 1905. A graduate of Denison College, Kerma married Denison alumnus, Donald Minor of Greene County, Pennsylvania. They raised five children on his family’s farm before moving to nearby Waynesburg. Kerma continued to live and teach in Waynesburg after Donald’s death in 1964. ¬†She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1986. Kerma died last night in her sleep, October 14, 2013, at the age of 108. May her peace be eternal.

3 thoughts on “The Value of a Smile

    • My grandmother had a remarkable life, most of which was healthy. One of my favorite memories is of her holding a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Creme that my brother had given to her as a 100th birthday present. When asked if we should get glasses for a little group toast, my grandmother (whom I had presumed a tea-totaling abstainer!) quipped, “I’ll be durned if I share THIS present!”
      Quite the lady.

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