A Celebration of Life for retired Colonel Otto P. Scharth, 90, of Temple will be held at the Baptist Student Ministry Building of the University of Mary Hardin Baylor at 11:00 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 11. A reception immediately following the service will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Baptist Student Ministry Building. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Colonel Scharth passed away on Mon., Sept. 9, in Montgomery, Texas.
Otto P. Scharth was born May 16, 1923, in Mascoutah, Ill., to Otto and Meta Stock Scharth. He graduated from Mascoutah High School in 1941 and enlisted in the United States Army in May 1943. His military schooling included the Engineer School, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Special Warfare School, Command General Staff College, and Nuclear Weapons Course. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Military Science from the University of Omaha (now University of Nebraska at Omaha) in 1964.
He married Mary Elizabeth Johnston on March 30, 1949, in Glendale, Calif. They met while he was in the hospital at Fort Knox, Kent., recovering from pneumonia. She was an Occupational Therapist at the hospital. They were married for 60 years when she passed away on Feb. 19, 2010.
July 17th, 1955 - October 6, 2013
Darrell Matthews, age 58 of Buckholts died Sunday, October 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.
Private services will be held at a later date.
He was born to Aud and Kathryn Matthews of the South Elm Community on July 17, 1955 in Cameron.
He was a member of the former South Elm Baptist Church. He worked in construction most of his life and worked the last several years for Shedd’s Construction in Belton as a bulldozer operator.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clifford Matthews and Steven Matthews and grandparents Jim and Francis Matthews and Orba and Dealie Arnold.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Belton; two sons, Justin and wife Niki Matthews and Joshua and wife Debra all of Wimberly. His sister and her husband, David and Debbie Skrhak of Buckholts; 1 step-daughter, Deniese Pierce of Magnolia; three grandsons, James, Landon and Aud Matthews all of Wimberly; and a step-granddaughter, Brianna of Magnolia.
Memorials may be made to Scott & White Hospice or South Elm Cemetery Fund.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
December 25, 1953 - October 10, 2013
Charlene Mae Wilkins Oliver passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 10:20 a.m. at home in Tulsa, OK. She was 82 years old.
Charlene was born in Sardis, Oklahoma, and grew up near there in Clayton, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of 7 children born to Charlie Columbus Wilkins and Edna Mae Baker Wilkins Snow. Her father died when she was 14; she had promised him that she would finish high school and try to go to college and that she would make certain that all her siblings graduated from high school; she kept that promise. Her mother later married Carrie Snow, who already had 6 children, and four more sisters were born to them.