Edna Scott Eaton Gerber © Cherokee Messenger and Republican 11-1994 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Edna Gerber Scott, 102, was at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Weathers and the Rev. Michael Jared officiated. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery , directed by Goodwin Funeral Home. She died November 9, 1994, at Cherokee Manor.
She was born July 30, 1892 near Waterloo, Kansas to the Rev. A.P. and Emily Lakey Eaton. After completing the eighth grade, she taught in a one-room school in northern Alfalfa County from 1910 to 1913 and then graduated from Cherokee High School in 1915.
On July 30, 1916, she married Glenn Gerber. They taught school in Driftwood until 1917 and farmed in northern Alfalfa County until his death November 8, 1951.
On May 28, 1961, she married L.P. Scott and they lived in Wakita until he died October 28, 1961. She then returned to Cherokee and taught Sunday School for more than 25 years.
She was a charter member of Cherokee Senior Citizens , inducted into Alfalfa County Historical Society Hall of Fame, an honorary member of the Alfalfa County Retired Educators Association and a member of Driftwood Study Club and the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Bill Gerber and Glenn Gerber of Cherokee, Bob Gerber of Portland, Oregon and Ray Gerber of Watonga; a daughter Mary Jane Evans of Loma Linda , California ; 11 grandchildrem; 29 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the church through the funeral home.
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