JOHNSON – Irma Lee Herrick, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton.
She was born Jan. 3, 1933, to Frank and Fern (Gifford) Ross in Elkhart.
She graduated from Bethany Peniel College (Southern Nazarene University) in 1954, after having taught a year at Dermot.
She married Walter Herrick July 29, 1955, in Clayton, N.M. He died Aug. 12, 2007.
She was a musician who played the piano, organ, clarinet, marimba, cello and violin. She also played in a string quartet for many years. She served as missionary program chair for more than 30 years and directed children’s quizzing at Bethel Church.
She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, knitting and most other forms of needlecraft and traveling.
Survivors include two sons, Kendall Herrick and wife, Katie, Johnson, and Devon Herrick, Mesquite, Texas; one daughter, Brenda Holcomb and husband, Randy, Chickasha, Okla.; three sisters, Ruth Stratton, Cookson, Okla., Leona Alltizer, Sand Springs, Okla., and Carol Curtis, Houston; and grandchildren, Kammie Dillner and husband, Michael, Topeka, Lindsay Herrick, Hutchinson, and Ross Holcomb, Chickasha.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
o Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Johnson with Pastor Ken Armstrong presiding.
Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to the World Missions at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.