Dateline: November 1, 2007
Edna Pearl Hermesmeyer, 84, died Wednesday, October 24, 2007, in Amarillo.
Rosary was said on Friday, October 26, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarendon. The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2007, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarendon with Rev. Arokia Raj “Raj” Samala and Rev. Mieczyslaw “Mitch” Prezepiora, officiating. Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Mrs. Hermesmeyer was born October 1, 1923, in Clarendon to H. J. and Ruth Hastings Derrick and had lived in Clarendon most of her life. She married Frank Ruyle “Bud” Hermesmeyer Sr. on April 29, 1942, in Amarillo. She had worked various places in around Clarendon for much of her life and was very active in various community projects. She was a member of a local quilting club and of the Red Hatters Club. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarendon.
Mrs. Hermesmeyer was preceded in death by her husband on March 23, 2001; by two daughters, Judy and Jean; a sister, Margaret Nelson; and a brother, Frank Derrick.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jo Huseman and husband Bryan of Littlefield; four sons, Frank Hermesmeyer and wife Jeannie of Vancourt, Henry Hermesmeyer of Clarendon, John Hermesmeyer and wife Wynelle of Dumas, Paul Hermesmeyer and wife Margaret of Austin; a sister, Mary Harlan of Clarendon; a brother, Floyd Derrick of Amarillo; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be to the Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd, Amarillo, Texas 79106.
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