Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rose Sherman, a/k/a Betty Brewer, The Tax Lady, 61, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Barry County Nursing Home in Cassville, following a three-year battle with cancer.

She was born on March 20, 1949, in St. Louis, daughter of John and Anne Castro Meynell. She graduated from high school and attended college in St. Louis before moving to Barry County in the mid-1960s. She owned and operated The Poet's Corner, which included a tea room and tax preparation services. For the past several years, she has spent her life as "The Tax Lady."

She married Roger Sherman in March of 2000, and he survives.

Additional survivors include: three sons, Jason Brewer and his wife, Cassie, of Purdy, John Brewer and his wife, Shannon, of Carthage, and Joe Brewer and his wife, Jessica, of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Sarah Brewer, of Cassville; five grandchildren; one brother, Robert Meynell, of St. Louis; and five sisters, Barbara Dotta, of Trempealeau, Wis., and Bonita Droege, Bernadette Godsey, Brenda Huddleston and Beverly Robbins, all of St. Louis.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at The Tax Lady's office in Cassville.

Memorials may be made to Barry County Care Center or Hospice Compassus of Monett.

Cremation is under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.