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Obituaries

Obituaries

Constance Scheerer 1920 - 2005

Memorial services for Constance Scheerer, 85, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church Annex Chapel, Lawrence.Mrs. Scheerer died Wednesday, May 18, 2005.She was born April 1, 1920, in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of the Rev. John Howat and Phebe Elizabeth Goodspeed Rosebaugh.She graduated from Dwight School for Girls in Englewood, N.J., in 1937. She received a bachelor's degree from Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., in 1941. She pursued postgraduate studies in philosophy at Harvard University and anthropology at Columbia University. In 1943 she earned a master's degree in comparative literature at Columbia.Mrs. Scheerer was a poet and a painter and worked as a proofreader and copy editor at Allen Press in Lawrence for 15 years.She married Martin Scheerer in 1946. He died in October 1961. There are no survivors.Warren-McElwain Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.