Class of 1943

1943 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Marion Lobsitz

– born in Oklahoma City, but has made her home in Perry all her life. She is the daughter of Mrs. Albert Lobsitz, 809 Jackson, who teaches in the Perry grade school system.

She plans to attend college next year but has not yet decided which school it is to be. A student council member in her junior year, she received an award from the organization as a valuable member. Miss Lobsitz is vice-president of the glee club, president of Red Hots, and vice-president of her homeroom class.

She was in the case of the junior play, a member of the Perryscope staff and in the high school band. Her sister, Dorothy Jean, is a corporatl in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and a brother, Hugh, has entered naval reserve.

Marion Ruth (Lobsitz) Scherer

June, 1925 – February 18, 1984

Former Perryan, Mrs. Don (Marion Lobsitz) Scherer, 58, Orange, Texas, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday at Orange Memorial hospital after a lenghty illness.

Funeral was Monday at the Claybar Funeral Home chapel at Orange. Rev. James Thompson, pastor of the First United Methodist church of Orange, and Rev. Bart Smith, associate pastor, officiated. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Scherer was born in Perry and was the daughter of Albert and Vieve Lobsitz. She was a member of the 1943 class of Perry high school.

She formerly had resided in Fort Worth, Texas, and had lived in Orange 27 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist church and the Orange Women’s Tennis league.

Among survivors are her husband, of the home at 2410 North 23rd street, Orange Texas; a daughter, Carol Scherer, Austin, Texas; two sons, Victor Scherer and Alan Scherer, both of Austin; a sister, Dorothy Jean Kin-namon, Bellevue, Wash.; a brother, Hugh Lobsitz, Mobile, Ala.; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Scherer was a member of a prominent early day family in Perry. Her grandfather, James Lobsitz, was founder of The Famous department store at the turn of the century, and was a former mayor of Perry.