|Birth: ||May 26, 1918|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2001|
El Paso County
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Erma Ruth's parents were:
James Frank Edwards
Fannie Mabel (Bird) Edwards .
Erma Ruth Edwards was born to Fannie Mabel and Frank Edwards on May 26, 1918. She was the sixth child, and was the only child born in the new house on the family farm about 16 miles southeast of Atwood, Kansas. All of the older children were born in the family's first home, the little soddy, also on their farm. There is a picture of both homes in the photo section of this findagrave.
Erma Ruth grew up in a very loving Christian family. They worked very hard but also had lots of fun along the way. As a youngster, Erma enjoyed her play dishes. So much so, that she would put them in her pantaloons and walked to school making a "jangle" all the way. She used to talk about not liking to wear the long stockings that were required at school. As she grew into a lovely young woman - one of her talents was playing the piano. She could play by ear and was self-taught. Erma was the pianist for her church, Lone Star Presbyterian. It was a fine old country church. This is where Erma met Lawrence, her future husband. Erma told us about having a mirror and looking in it to see him behind her while sitting in church. Lawrence was so good looking.
Erma Ruth and Lawrence Everett Pepperl were married on February 6, 1937. Erma was 18 and Lawrence was 22. She was still in high school when they were married and graduated from Atwood High School in May 1937. For the first few years of their marriage, Lawence and Erma lived on the family farm and while living there, Norma, their first daughter was born in 1939. They moved to Ogden, Utah to work in the factories, during WWII. During this time, their second daughter Jenette was born. Erma's sister, Leta Pearl and Carroll John (Leta's husband) also lived in Ogden at this time.
After WWII, Lawrence and Erma moved to Colorado, south of Stratton, to farm. Barbara and Donna were born there. Times were hard and after seven years of drought they had to move off of the farm into Stratton to find work. In 1955 they moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado where they resided until their deaths. Lawrence passed away on October 23, 1968 and Erma died on June 6, 2001.
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Crystal Valley Cemetery
El Paso County
Created by: FR Nelson / D Mayer
Record added: Dec 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62992778
Mom - we will always have many good memories and we miss you here but know you are with our Lord and your family.We will always love you.|
Added: Dec. 18, 2010
Rest in peace, lovely lady!|
FR Nelson / D Mayer
Added: Dec. 17, 2010