10 Jul 1979
Sherer, Elam F., son of Samuel H. and Elizabeth (Forney) Sherer, was born at Mt. Joy, Pa., Feb. 27, 1898; died at the home of his daughter near Lititz, Pa., June 2, 1979; aged 81 y. On Oct. 27, 1921, he was married to Anna R. Witmer, who died on Jan. 16, 1976. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mary Jean - Mrs. Simon Kraybill - and Anna Ruth - Mrs. Samuel Keens), one son (C. Witmer), 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Anna and Mrs. Elizabeth Sollenberger). He was preceded in death by one sister (Stella Horst), and a brother (Simon). He was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite church, where funeral services were held on June 5, in charge of Henry Frank and Shelley Shellenberger; interment in Erisman Mennonite Cemeter y.
Gospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 28 - July 10, 1979-page 557