SHERMAN - Marylou Sutherland Cushman, 84, of Sherman died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at her home of natural causes. It was her wish to have her cremains scattered and to have no services.
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Marylou was born on February 18, 1928 in Sherman. She was the daughter of Clyde Leon Sutherland and Cora Bell Adams. She attended schools in Howe and Sherman.
Marylou loved politics and was always stirring things up in the political arena. She worked for years on getting childhood friend Buck Owens recognition with a Sherman Freeway being named after him. She was a great lover of animals and was active in seeing that they were treated humanely. She was a journalist for an independent newspaper for several years. She loved irises and had a beautiful varied collection of them all around her home. She belonged to several iris society clubs and the Red Hat Society. She was a very giving person and really helped those she found in need. She had friends all across this country and will be greatly missed. She did things her way even up to the end.
She is survived by daughters, Judy Daugherty of Hallam, Neb., Ginger Dumas of Sherman; grandchildren, Paul Schofield of Gainesville, Shania Daugherty of Hallam, Josie Daugherty of Hallam, Autum Harrison of California; and four great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may send donations to the Humane Society of Sherman in her honor.
Published in The Herald Democrat from May 27 to May 28, 2012