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Mrs. Pauline Sherman, age 98 years, of Hanahan, S.C., formerly of Jefferson City, Mo., went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, September 22, 2011. She was born in Ripley County, outside of Oxly, Mo., on September 30, 1912 to James T. and Minnie B. Ormsby where she grew up helping her father on the family farm. She was one of nine children in the Ormsby family, having six brothers and two sisters. After two years of courtship, mostly by letter that she had to retrieve by riding the family mule 2 miles to the post office, she was married on September 1, 1932, to Rev. Sam R. Sherman, a young Southern Baptist minister. They raised a family of five children, three girls and two boys. Sam died on May 16, 1968, in Chamois, Mo., where he was pastor of Chamois Baptist Church. After her husband's death, Mrs. Sherman worked in the Missouri Baptist Children's Home in St. Louis from 1968-1978 as a Cottage Mother for one of the boys' homes. After retirement, she moved to Jefferson City, Mo., where she continued to work part-time in a day care facility taking care of infants. She also worked for many years as a regular baby-sitter for Dr. John and Chris Krautmann's five children. She was more like another Grandmother than a babysitter and was known to their family as "Shermer." While living in Jefferson City, she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school in the children's department for many years. In July 2007 at the age of 95, she moved to Hanahan, S.C., to live with her son and daughter-in-law, John and Sondra Sherman, where she became an active member of Highland Park Baptist Church becoming a mom and grandmother to many. Among the loved ones mourning her death are her two sons and daughters-in-law: Robert and Harriet Sherman and John and Sondra Sherman; two daughters and son-in-law, Joyce and Norman Orr and Carol Laughlin; son-in-law, Glen Alderman and his wife Shirley; grandchildren and their husbands and wives, Kim Orr and Brian Pourcho, Taylor and Cindy Orr, Teresa Sherman and Eddie Sowell, Lisa Sherman and Harry Roderick, Regina Sherman Ford, John Eric and Lisa Sherman, Philip Bacon; 12 great- grandchildren; Dr. John and Chris Krautmann and their five children Jay, Meghan, Brett, Lauren, and Kurt; many nieces and nephews that she stayed in contact with over the years; all of her dear friends from Immanuel Baptist Church and the surrounding area; and her many new friends from Highland Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Sherman was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Sam R. Sherman; parents, James T. and Minnie B. Ormsby; brothers, Virgil, John, Floyd, Merton, George, and Woodrow; sisters, Irene Vance and Bernice Byrd; daughter, Ferol Alderman; sisters-in-law, Ruth, Clara, Arlee, and Hattie Ormsby; brothers-in-law, Everett Byrd and Howard Vance; son-in-law, Bud Laughlin; and grandson-in-law, Curtis Ford. Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Reverend Shane Crum officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Cemetery in Chamois, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Immanuel Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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