Zelma Lois (Conway) Sherman, 95, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Orange, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Aril 26, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Dorman Funeral Home. A private family gathering and graveside service, officiated by David Abshire, Chaplain of New Century Hospice, will be held at Parrish Cemetery.

Zelma was born in Rusk County, Texas, on Tuesday, May 10, 1921, to the late Ola Gertrude (Armstrong) and John Thomas Conway. She was a lifelong resident of Orange, Texas, was a Christian woman of the Baptist faith, and worked for many years as an office and personal secretary. Zelma devoted much of her time to her genealogy work and was a devoted member of the DAR; Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a very hardworking woman, who lived by her routine, and enjoyed the time she was able to spend outside in her yard.

Proceeding Zelma in death are her parents; loving husband, Philip Sherman; and brothers, Thomas “Welba” Conway and Marell Conway.

Those who will cherish Zelma’s memory most are her sister-in-law, Betty Conway; nieces, Linda Burns and husband, Tom, and Diane Brown and husband, Jody Kelley; great-nieces, great-nephews, and their families, Ginny Bultman and husband, Bill, and their son William, Philip Brown and wife, Melissa, and their sons, Parker and Logan, Aleena Rambo and husband, Cory, and their children, Bryce, Braxton, and Ava, and Skylar Brown and wife, Nichole; and members of extended family and friends.