1909 Elma 2011

Elma Ehrsam

April 16, 1909 — December 6, 2011

Elma Elizabeth Ehrsam, 102, formerly of Bern, KS died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the Golden Living Care Home in Branson Missouri where she had been living to be near her son.

Elma was born to Joseph S. Bauman and Martha Moser Bauman on the family farm south of Bern, KS on April 16, 1909.

On September 24, 1933, she was united in marriage to Loyd Ehrsam.  He preceded her in death on June 8, 1990.  They farmed Loyd’s farm south of Bern until retirement.  They then traveled extensively for five years visiting all fifty states, Canada and Europe twice.

She was a member of the Bern United Methodist Church, the church quilting group, and a former member of the Eastern Star in Sabetha, KS.  She was founder and president of the Bern Saddle Club for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Eldon Ehrsam of Santa Ynez, CA and Layth Ehrsam of Branson, MO;  three granddaughters, three grandsons and three great-granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lela Trull, Stella Moser and a brother, Iris Bauman.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM at the Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca, KS.  Rev. Bill Driver will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Bern Cemetery.

Memorials are being left to the United Methodist Church in Bern and may be sent in care of the Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca.


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