Mildred Eileen Sherlock, 94, of Girard, Kan., formerly of Fort Scott, died Monday morning, May 17, 2010 at the Medicalodge, Fort Scott.
She was born Dec. 6, 1915 in a log cabin in Lebeck, Mo., the daughter of Harry E. and Lula Edith (Boyer) Quarles. She was the middle child of eight children.
The family later moved to Walker, Mo., where Eileen attended high school.
She married Lewis Sponsler in 1944 in Paola, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1949.
She married John R. Sherlock Aug. 10, 1952 in Eureka Springs, Ark. He preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1974.
She became long-time companion to Charles Warren, of Fort Scott, in 1977. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1997.
She was a member of, and was baptized in the First Presbyterian Church of Fort Scott and lived in the first house built on Marblecrest Drive. She moved to Girard in 1985 from Farlington Lake, where she had lived for over 35 years.
She was a charter member of the Republican National Congressional Committee and a charter member of the Republican National Senatorial Committee, as well as the Republican Committee of Kansas. She loved animals and was a member of PETA.
In her younger years she enjoyed swimming, fishing, and elk hunting with her husband John Sherlock, and frolicking with her dog, Incy.
Survivors include her son, John Barzen and his wife, Caroline of Des Moines, Iowa, a grandson, David Barzen and wife Kristy of Des Moines, Iowa, a granddaughter, Janet Mootz and husband John of La Crescent, Minn., three great grandsons, Maxwell Mootz, Jackson Barzen and Roman Barzen, and one sister, Cleo Mawby of Grain Valley, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, three brothers, Lee Quarles, Ray Quarles, and Ralph Quarles, and three sisters, Helen Fugate, Waneta Behm, and Dorothy Dorille. She was also very close to her companion's children, Harry Warren and wife Patty, David Warren and wife Lorna, and their families.
Graveside services will be conducted 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010 at the Fort Scott National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Kansas Humane Society in Pittsburg, Kan., or the Farlington Methodist Church and left in care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 West Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.