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Erma Jho Kelso

February 13, 1928 ~ April 24, 2021 (age 93)

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Erma Jho Kelso


Erma Jho Allison Kelso, age 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She was born February 13, 1928 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Werter and Bertha Allison.

Erma Jho moved to Houston in 1942 from Nacogdoches and graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1944.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery C. Kelso, Jr.

She is survived by her son Kenneth Kelso, wife Linda, daughter Beverly Bingham, husband Robert, daughter Bert Schuster, husband Rodney, son Steven Kelso, wife Lisa, and nephew Kenneth Tooke.

In addition she is survived by eight grandchilden: Greg Bingham, wife Erin, Glory Wille, husband Greg, Kris Kelso, wife Lacy, Suzanne Vallery, husband Kenneth, Steven Schuster, wife Robyn and Hunter, Kyle and Luke Kelso; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Erma Jho was a Christian and lifelong Baptist and a former member of Clay Road Baptist Church and current member of Spring Woods Baptist Church.

She enjoyed many years working in administration for Houston Independent School District and Spring Branch Independent School District.

Her interests included sewing and baking, and later in her life she actively followed the Houston Texans.


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May 3, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
9926 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77065

Funeral Service
May 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home
9926 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77065

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Private Interment

Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77038

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