Nancy Irene Lowe Sherman
Nancy Irene Lowe Sherman, 90, of Little Rock, died on Saturday, July 2, 2005, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Gillett, Arkansas to Dr. William Walton Lowe and Lilly Quertermous Lowe. She was descended on her mother's side from early Arkansas County settlers; her father moved to Arkansas County as an adult with his large family in the late 19th Century. Dr. Lowe practiced medicine for a time at Arkansas Post, before its final demise as a town and then in Gillett. His daughter Nancy would often accompany him on his medical rounds in the country, serving as driver. Nancy was a good tennis player and horsewoman in her youth. At age 16, she entered Central Arkansas Baptist College, where she received her music diploma and after a period of instruction from Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA), she received her Arkansas teachers' certificate. She taught music in Gillett and then primary school in a one-room school near Elmira. Her career as a teacher was short-lived, as she married Lincoln F. Sherman in 1936. She then taught piano students and served as church pianist and organist in the Methodist churches in Mountain Home and Branson, MO. She continued to accompany various groups and her Friendly Couples Church School Class at First United Methodist Church, Little Rock. As new-comers to Branson in 1954, Nancy and Lincoln Sherman helped to organize the new Methodist church there. Nancy Sherman was an accomplished seamstress, making dresses for her daughter-in-law and granddaughters. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The family thanks her neighbors, friends, church family and the devoted staff at Presbyterian Village for their care and assistance.
Mrs. Sherman is survived by her son William Farrar Sherman and his wife Carole Lynn; her grandchildren, John Farrar Sherman, Anna Sherman and Lucy Sherman Kempf and one great grandson, Alex Billington. She is also survived by the children of her late brother Ben Lowe, Priscilla Lowe Dahlen, Kathleen Lowe Nutt, Nancy Jane Lowe Butler and Walton Lowe.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at Roselawn Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Dr. Michael Mattox, First United Methodist Church, Little Rock. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Voice of the Retarded, 5005 Newport Drive, Suite 108, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008, or a favorite charity.