Name:     Lydia May (Southard) Gerow

From:  The Clare Sentinel, Clare, Michigan
Date:  November 1935  

Services Held Thursday Afternoon For Mrs. James Gerow

Lydia May Southard was born in Eaton Rapids, in Eaton County, Michigan, April 4, 1882, and passed away after a prolonged illness at her home in Sheridan Township Monday afternoon, at the age of 53 years, 7 months, 4 days.  She was the daughter of Ambrouse Southard and Sarah M. McNeil both whom preceded her in death.  Since the age of 13, she resided in Sheridan Township.

She was united in marriage to James Stanley Gerow, July 27, 1904.  To this union were born five children, two daughters and three sons, one son, Harland, preceding her in death.

Mrs. Gerow is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Larson of Pontiac and Ruby Marie at home; two sons, Callin and Russell, also at home.  The only sister, Mrs. Neil Buchong, resides in Sheridan.

Mrs. Gerow was a kind and loving mother and was esteemed and respected by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at the Thurston Funeral Home Thursday at 1 o'clock, Rev. M. R. Hondrich, officiating and interment was made in the Cherry Grove Cemetery.