The people of this county were shocked on last Friday to learn of the untimely death of Mrs. Otto R. Sherman at 7 a.m. at her home six miles north of this city. She had been ill only about a week with pneumonia.
Mrs. Sherman was a devoted mother, a faithful wife and a kind and thoughtful neighbor. She gave generously of her time to her church and ladies club work and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian church in this city on last Sunday afternoon and were in charge of her pastor, Rev. Blaine Stands of the Prairie Vale Friends church and Rev. R. E. Sherman, pastor of the Presbyterian church in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Hadley sang three songs, "When I Spend My Vacation in Heaven", "Let me Rest on Thee" and "When They Ring Those Golden Bells for You and Me."
Rev. Stands brought a comforting message, taking his text from the 14th chapter of John. The large attendance at the funeral and the many beautiful floral offerings attested to the high esteem in which Mrs. Sherman was held.
The pall bearers were B.H. Hewett, Chas. W. Burt, Morton Hadley, Ephraim Robbins, Arthur White and Paul Beitler. The honorary pall bearers were six members of the Better Homes Farm Bureau club, of which Mrs. Sherman was a member - Mrs. Hewett, Mrs. White, Mrs. Burt, Mrs. Hadley, Mrs. Beitler and Mrs. Agnes Smith.
Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery. The passing of Mrs. Sherman elicits the sympathy of all.
The following obituary was read during the service:
Rosa Etta Bauer, daughter of J. S. and Elizabeth Bauer, was born on August 21, 1898, at McCuen, Tenn., and departed this life May 3, 1935, at the age of 36 years, eight months and thirteen days, at her home north of Coldwater. When she was three years old, her parents moved to Lake Charles, La. In December, 1908, the family moved to this county, where she grew to womanhood.
At an early age she was converted and remained faithful to her God. In December, 1932, she became a member of the Prairie Vale Friends church in which she was a faithful and willing worker unto the end.
On March 11, 1919, she was united in marriage with Otto R. Sherman in Kansas City, Kans., where they made their home for four years. From there they moved to Comanche county, south of Protection, where they lived continuously with the exception of one year spent in California. In 1928 they moved to the Kirk farm north of this city. To this union six children were born - Claude, age 13; Clayton and Clinton, age 10; June and Jean, age 8, and Norman age 3.
She is also survived by her husband and by five brothers and three sisters, as follows: Harley Bauer and Martha Zielke of Coldwater, Kans.; Ida Bare and John and Noah Bauer of Harper, Kans.; Cletus Bauer of Scott City, Kans.; Clinton Bauer of Palm Springs, Calif., and Florence Wilson of Arkansas City, Kans., also by a host of other relative and friends.
Gravestone for Rosa Etta (Bauer) Sherman
Crown Hill Cemetery, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photo by Bobbi (Hackney) Huck.
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