Obituary – Scherer, Marion Ruth (Lobsitz)

Class of 1943

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.