Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. Pastor David Ritoch will officiate. Organist Karol Meyer will play the congregational hymns "Thee Will I Love My Strength, My Tower," "I'm But a Stranger Here" and "Beautiful Savior." Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Sarah Pomerenke, Joe Pomerenke, Ben Pomerenke, Mary Pomerenke, Mark Pomerenke, Bradley Freeman, Kenton Smith and Kallen Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Leonard and Janet Newton, Roy Hemme, Monroe Perkins, Henry Horman, Harold Cordes, Lee Benson and Shirley Kueker. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Born Dec. 3, 1933, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Vermont Follet and Winifred Bollinger Follet. On May 17, 1953, she married Glenn Pomerenke, who survives of the home. She had lived in the Sweet Springs community since 1964. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, was secretary of congregation, taught Vacation Bible School and was greeter coordinator and a catechist. She was a farm wife, homemaker and tax preparer. She was the first female Sweet Springs school board member.
Additional survivors include three sons, David Pomerenke and wife Susan of Springfield, Duane Pomerenke and wife Carrie of rural Sweet Springs and Ray Pomerenke of Springfield; one daughter, Kay Freeman and husband Buddy of Harrisonville; one brother, Monte Follet of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Doris Hermon of New Port Richey, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Gordon.
Additional information provided per family recompense.