Obituary

Lola Kathryn Scheuerman
1939 - 1998

Lola K. (Murrison) Scheuerman, 59, Overland Park, passed away December 28, 1998 at her home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January16, 1999 at the Central Christian Church, Caldwell. Burial will be in the Caldwell Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Church of the donor's choice. Mrs. Scheuerman was born July 1, 1939. She was the daughter of Bill and Gladys Murrison and was raised in Caldwell where she graduated from Caldwell High School with the Class of 1957. She graduated from the University of Kansas earning a BS in Elementary Education and later earning her Master's and Education Specialist degrees from Wichita State University and Emporia State University. She taught in Wichita, KS, Tecumseh, KS and most recently at Brookwood Elementary School in Leawood, KS, as a Reading Specialist. While teaching she joined Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society for Women in Education, the Kansas University Education Alumni Society, Beta Sigma Phi, the National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, the Kansas Reading Association, the Shawnee Heights Education Association and was listed in Who's Who in Education in America. She was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Max and Merrilyn Murrison of 736 McAdams Rd, Salina, KS, 67401; her cousin, Bertha Alice Rush of Wichita, KS; one niece and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Von Scheuerman of Topeka, Kansas.

Lola will be greatly missed by her many friends and associates.


"The Class of 57"

The class of '57 had its dreams,
Its happiness,
Its sorrow,
Its fellowship.

The phone--just as we were going out for dinner on John's 60th birthday.
The words--found dead in her apartment.
The shock--this can't be real.
The thoughts--maybe she fell, or it could have been her heart.
The memories--the 40th class reunion,
                        laughing and singing,
                        her recent visit to our home.
The slow realization--suicide.
The question--why?
The guilt--what should we/could we have done?
The anger--how could she have done this?
                 She was always so sophisticated,
                 so together. We liked her.
The understanding--some people need help.
The grief and emptiness--such a terrible loss.

The class of '57 still has its dreams,
Its happiness,
Its inevitable sorrows,
and the strength of a fellowship that has carried it this far,
but, Lola, we miss you.

By Lola's cousin,
Marlene Dillard,
Class of '58