Maurine Adele Barnes Herman, 97, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend entered into the glory of her eternal life on Tuesday, Octo. 16, 2012 at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville.

Maurine was born on the Rabb Plantation at Sabal Palms in Brownsville in 1915. She grew up in the area known at that time as El Jardin, where she attended school and graduated from El Jardin High School. Maurine was a member of the First Baptist Church where she and Glen raised their family. They later joined the First Presbyterian Church in Brownsville.

Maurine's family and friends admired her greatly as she was an exceptional role model that taught them how to be caring and positive. She never complained and she had a wonderful outlook on life. Maurine was a devoted wife and mother and to her family was first and foremost. Maurine was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by those fortunate to have known her.

Maurine was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Herman (the owner of Glen's Supermarket); a grandson, Michael Herman; her parents, Milton and Myrtle Barnes; and a brother, Jim Barnes.

Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of her are her daughter, Mary Myrtle and her husband Robert Jackson of Williamsburg, Virginia; her son, Elwyn and his wife Marna "Peggy" Herman of Brownsville; her grandchildren, Carol Joy and her husband Larry Stephens of Lockhart, Texas, Deborah and her husband Todd Schippers of Monroe, Iowa, Tom Jackson and his wife Lynice of Savannah, Ga., and Ron Jackson of Keller, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the West Chapel at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. Rev. Rita Aguilar will officiate the Celebration of Life Service scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the West Chapel. Committal services will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.

Maurine's grandchildren, Carol Joy Stephens, Deborah Schippers, and Tom and Ron Jackson, along with her good neighbors Rudy Olivares, Fred Ayoub, Elwyn's childhood friends are honored to be serving as her pallbearers. Maurine's great-grandchildren Hilda and George Hinojosa will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Maurine's name may be made to the .

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to the Herman family at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Darling-Mouser Funeral Home, 945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520, 956-546-7111.

Published in Brownsville Herald on Oct. 24, 2012