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Jerri Worthington

Jerri Lynn Worthington was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa on October 26, 1954 to Melvin Dean “Pete” & Ruby Marie (Sutton) Cavender. Jerri was later adopted by Donald Stewart. Because of Donald’s military career, the family lived in various communities.

Jerri married John Thomas Worthington. They lived in Oklahoma and Arkansas before moving to Kellerton in 1992. Jerri and John bought and operated the café in Kellerton from 1993 to 2001, making new friends and reuniting with old friends.

Jerri passed away at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr on April 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John on January 10, 2014; son John Worthington, Jr; brother Gary Stewart; and two infant daughters.

Survivors include Bandit, Doc and Babydog, all at home; her children Jada (T.J.) Mate of Kellerton, IA, Lenzy Moore of Duluth, MN, Charla (Bill) Garnes of Grimes, IA, Desiree (Darrell) Worthington-Jones of Denver, CO, Tory (Roxanne) Worthington of Creston, IA; daughter-in-law Shawnda Worthington of Adel, IA; 18 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; siblings Dean (Cindy) Cavender of Ames, IA, Janice (Tony) Luster of Muldrow, OK, and Scott (Robin) Stewart of Muldrow, OK; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jerri has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at Armstrong Funeral Home.

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Jerri I cant mourn you as I know you are so happy to be back with John and in Rainbow Garden gathering up all your little friends. Condolences to Jada and family . I remember Jerri and JOhn running the cafe in Kellerton and all those they helped. If there was a problem in town, Jerri would be the first to be sending meals to a family. I will miss getting to visit with you when I would come by your pretty little pink house. Rest in peace Jeri.

lindajnsmith1943@gmail.com Apr 8 2020 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to the family, so sorry to hear the loss of Jerri!
Lou Baxter

Lou Baxter Apr 3 2020 12:00 AM