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Marie Louise Sherrard 1921 - 2011
Marie Louise Sherrard

Marie Louise Sherrard    1921 - 2011
TOPEKA — Marie Louise Sherrard, 89, Topeka, passed away May 8.
Marie was born Nov. 6, 1921 in Great Bend, the daughter of Oscar and Lena (Marchand) Brewer. She graduated from Great Bend High School and attended Kansas State University, McPherson College summer school, USC-California summer school and Emporia College correspondence school. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Washburn University.
She taught at Page City, a consolidated school; Central Grade School in Holton; and at Randolph and Lundgren Grade Schools in Topeka for a total of 41 years. Marie was married May 17, 1942 to Val Gene Sherrard, a former diesel supervisor for Santa Fe Railroad. He passed away in 1965.
Mrs. Sherrard was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Chapter GK, P.E.O., KARPS and TARPS, retired teacher’s organizations and a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Survivors include nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and several cousins.
Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. on Friday, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Marie will lie in state at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel after 2 p.m. on Thursday and visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS, 66608; the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka, KS, 66604; or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 SW Boswell, Topeka, KS, 66604. To leave a special message for the family online, visit

Funeral arrangements provided by
Penwell Gabel Funeral Homes*
1321 SW 10th
Topeka, Ks. 66604
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 10, 2011