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Esther Berniece (Jobst) Sherman passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 12, 2018 in her home at the age of 94.
Esther was born on April 11, 1924 in Merriam, Kansas to John Ludwig Jobst and Beatrice May (Blackmore) Jobst. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1942. She was united in marriage with Everett Dale Sherman on September 16, 1945, sharing life together for over 62 years. Esther was a kind and gentle mother who set about teaching her sons to have a strong faith in the Lord and encouraged them to love others. Faith was important to Esther throughout her whole life, she was a dedicated member of the RLDS Church and Buckner Restoration Branch.
Esther valued helping others and volunteered at Laurel Club for many years. During World War II, she worked at Lake City ammunition plant at as a timekeeper. Esther enjoyed a decade working as a supervisor and payroll clerk at the Jackson County Sheltered Workshop and formed meaningful relationships with the individuals she worked with. She later worked at the RLDS Social Service Center.
Esther loved regularly traveling to Battle Lake, MN, where she would enjoy the serene wildlife and nature, as well as traveling the world on TWA with Everett. Esther was artistically accomplished at scrimshaw, and was even featured in magazines for her talent.
Survivors include; sons, Neil Sherman & wife, Denise, Independence, MO, David Sherman & companion, Janelle, Independence, MO; grandchildren, Rebecca Clark & husband Jeff, Chad Solomon, Melody Davis & husband, Daxton, Donald Sherman & wife, Tina, Laura Jaynes & husband, Graham, Leslie Sherman and four great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by; husband, Everett; sons, Kim Sherman, and Donald Sherman; and siblings Robert Jobst, John Jobst, Donald Jobst, Lawrence Jobst, and Margaret Bowen.
Ruth (Moody) Hirner says
I enjoyed many wonderful Christmas family gatherings at my cousin’s house as a child. She was such a wonderful, caring soul. She will be missed by many. May your wonderful memories fill the empty spaces and be a comfort to you all.
John Moody says
I have fond memories of my cousin Esther. While we feel the loss of her passing there is comfort in knowing that she led a full and worthwhile life, and is now enjoying a wonderful reunion with those of her loved ones who preceded her.
vern Lafferty says
She was a wonder full lady, kind and i was not a relative, but became a family member being a Foster child of. Wanye and Effie. Tucker , she believed in the reserrection. Hope and hope to see her once again. Thanks Mrs Sherman , you was like a Aunt to me.
Debbie & John Warren ( Heather) says
So sorry. I enjoyed when she came to the barn. She was so sweet. Someday you will see her again. Praying for the family that is here. Mourning is different for each person. May He carry you in this time of loss here but gain in heaven.
Debbie, John, and Heather
Joseph & Robin Hubbard & family says
Sending our Deepest, most sincerest sympathies to the wonderful family of Esther Sherman. She was truth a child of our living God. So many fond memories with her. She always called us her Minnesota family. She will be greatly missed. Hugs to all.
Daniel Sherman says
I understand that Esther met my Uncle Everett during the war, initially through war letters to a friend of his. I’m so glad she became part of the family. Lovely lady always!