Catherine "Cat" Barber Kerce
Catherine "Cat" Barber Kerce
January 24, 1932 - March 7, 2018


Catherine Barber “Cat” Kerce, 86, of Palatka passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Palatka Health Care Center following an extended illness.

Catherine was born and raised in Deland and had been a resident of Palatka since the 1960s, coming from Deland. Before failing eyesight she had enjoyed reading her Bible and crocheting. She was a loving mother who sacrificed for and was dedicated to her children. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church in Palatka.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Romie “Bo” Kerce; her parents, Elbert and Mabel Barber; a son, Ronnie Kerce; and a sister, Cleo Barber Bateman.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and Herb Hudson of Kenai, Alaska, and Angie Kerce of Palatka; two sons and daughter-in-law, Donnie Kerce, and Larry and Leslie Kerce of Palatka; nine step-children; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 3:00 Saturday, March 10th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Darrell Kelly officiating. In honor and celebration of Catherine’s life a Video Tribute will be shown. Burial will follow in Oak Hill East Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 9th at the funeral home.

Friends may sign the online register at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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