Karen Pierce Kerr Leiner

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Karen Pierce Kerr Leiner, went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2022 after an eight year battle with dementia. She was being visited and comforted by friends, family, and the wonderful staff at Bayou Pines Care Center in La Marque, Texas at the time of her peaceful passing.
Karen was born on May 7, 1943, in McKeesport, PA. She was a strong, loving mother raising four children on her own with the help of her family and church community, while also working as a medical assistant. Karen married her loving husband, David Edward Leiner on July 14, 1979. To be closer to their children and grandchildren, David and Karen moved to League City, Texas in 1989. Karen was an active member at Grace Community Church in Houston, Texas. Throughout her life she sacrificed her plans to serve her family and friends whenever she saw a need that she could fill. She loved Jesus and was a prayer warrior like no other. Her legacy will live on in all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed, but we celebrate her life and that she is with our Savior completely healed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Leiner, her father Robert Wilson Pierce, her mother, Katherine May Bangert Pierce, her sister, Beverly Dornberger, and her great-granddaughter Evelyn O’Keefe.

Karen is survived by her four children and their families;Daughter Colleen Kofal and husband Kevin, their son Caleb Kofal, and son Jacob Kofal and wife Christina, and their three children Cooper, Connor and Cayde;
Son Cliff Kerr and his son Brandon Kerr
Son Donald Kerr and wife Maria, and Don’s five children – son Shane Kerr and wife Meaghan and their son, Talon; daughter Kelsey O’Keefe and husband Connor, and their three boys Jamison, Killian, and Declan; son Cody Kerr; daughter Mackenzie Deville and husband Dakota and their daughter Isla; and daughter Kendall Kerr;
Son Ronald Kerr and wife Cori, and their three children – son Cameron Kerr and wife Cassidy, and their son Oliver; son Jonathan Kerr and wife Kacey; and Harrison Kerr.

A Memorial Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 10:00am at Crowder Funeral Home – Webster Location, 111 East Medical Center Blvd., Webster, Texas 77598.


  1. She was one of my best friends and prayer partner. We laughed, cried, shared our life’s ups and downs and always knowing the other one was just a phone call away. Her family became a family to me and I share in their loss of this “Special Lady”. It is our loss here on earth but Heaven’s gain. She lived her life waiting for this glorious day. Now she has seen her Lord and Savior and been welcomed to her eternal home.
    Miss you my precious Karen…save me seat!

    Vicki Harvey
  2. you were always my role model. You lived your faith every day not just on Sunday. Your advice to me included “pray for the right answer.” Your beautiful smile and kindness to everyone will forever be with me when I remember you. I pray to the Holy Spirit that your family is given strength and comfort.

    roberta passmore
  3. Dear ones, Thankyou for your complete faithfulness to dear Karen on her long quiet journey to the end of the road. I first met Karen in 1992 as we both sang alto in the choir at Grace Community Church in Clear Lake. We did life together for many years many enjoyable times in Gods presence at Aglow retreats or the International Worship Institute in Dallas. We prayed together laughed together served in the Chaplaincy program at Harris County Hail for a couple of years . The Lord bless you all as you begin to adjust to life with out her. Love and blessings to everyone. Janetta Curtis. Grapevine Texas.

    Janetta Curtis

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