Pauline Scherrer

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Pauline C. Scherrer, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 16, 1916, at Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Sherman Marion and Emma Cassie Hopkins Caby. She first married Oscar Galloway, who preceded her in death. She and Fred W. Scherrer were married in 1957 in Cape Girardeau. He died in December 1966.

Scherrer received a teaching degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She was an elementary teacher four years at Woodland School District in Marble Hill, worked 15 years at Cape Osteopathic Hospital and was a librarian 10 years at Southeast University, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church at Marble Hill.

Survivors include a daughter, Delores Needham of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Claude Caby of Collinsville, Ill.; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and a brother.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Shawn Wasson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Micah Bristow officiating.