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Charlotte Morse Ashley Herman, an Ada resident for more than 50 years, passed away Nov. 17, 2017, in Rogers, Arkansas, where she lived near her daughter for the last seven years.
Mrs. Herman attended Newcomb College in New Orleans and graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 1944, shortly after marrying J. Chalmers Herman of New Orleans. She was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association for more than 60 years, until her death, although she never practiced law.
She was a devoted mother of two children, Carla and Arthur.
Mrs. Herman and her late husband traveled the globe from their Ada home, where Dr. Herman was a professor of Spanish at East Central State College. Mrs. Herman taught French and German at various times at East Central and enjoyed excellent rapport with her students. After Dr. Herman's retirement, the couple spent their winters in Belleair Beach, Florida, but always came back to their home in Ada. Mrs. Herman was not much of a housekeeper, and she stopped cooking when her husband retired. What she loved to do was read the Ada Evening News from top to bottom every day.
Mrs. Herman was a member of the Fortnightly Study Club's music division, the East Central Faculty Wives' Club and the Wednesday Morning Music Club. She served in both music clubs as a president. She was kind to animals and especially loved cats. In Arkansas, she liked to watch old movies on the Turner Classic Movies channel. She had a happy life, dear friends and a kind and understanding heart.
Besides her two children and their spouses, Mrs. Herman is survived by three granddaughters, their husbands, two great-granddaughters and nieces and nephews.
Published on November 21, 2017
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