MARIE CONWAY SHERMAN was born July 11, 1924 in Ranger,
TX; fortified by the Holy Spirit on March 31st, 2012, in
St. Louis, MO at age 87. She attended Ranger High School
in the Class of 1940. Interment was in Resurrection
Beloved wife of the late Lewis T. Sherman; adored mother
of Bill (Gail) Sherman, Mary Sherman (deceased), Pat (Ron)
Diamond, Michael (Meg) Sherman, Peg (John) Chapman, Ed
(Sue) Sherman, Terry (Charles) Sherman, and Chris (Kathie)
Sherman; and cherished grandmother of 11. Marie was the
heart and soul of our family, and her passing leaves an
unfillable void in all of us. Marie is also dearly missed
by her best friend, Thelma Hartnett. As close as sisters,
they traveled the world and enjoyed cultural events together
for many years.
After launching her career as a chemist with Monsanto during
World War II, Marie devoted the next twenty years to raising
her large and happy family. In the 1960's Marie enrolled in
graduate school, earned her Master's Degree and embarked on
her career as a nationally-lauded science educator and
advocate, with a special emphasis on chemistry education.
Marie taught at Ursuline Academy in St. Louis for 45 years.
She loved Ursuline, and Ursuline loved her back. She made it
her mission to enthuse generations of youngsters È especially
girls about science. Marie was also well-known in the St.
Louis region for the live chemistry shows she gave at
elementary schools since the 1970s. From 1967 until her
retirement in January of this year, Marie taught thousands,
and personally mentored hundreds of Ursuline Academy students
in their pursuit of careers worldwide in science, medicine
and engineering. Among her most treasured mementos were the
many letters of gratitude she received over the decades from
these women whose lives she touched.
HUSBAND: LEWIS T. SHERMAN was born July 5, 1922 and died
Nov. 16, 1997. He married Marie Conway (RHS-1940) and they
lived in St. Louis, MO.