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February 22, 2023 - 00:00
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Mrs. Hertha Lee (Scherff) Isbell, 93, of Navasota, passed away on Wednesday, February 15. Visitation with family and friends was held Monday, February 20, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., at Nobles Funeral Chapel. A memorial service followed 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Caleb Schoenck (Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church of College Station, Texas) officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel. 

Hertha was born in Otto, TX, on January 5, 1930, to August and Helena Wager Scherff. The family then moved to Kurten, TX where she started school and then graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School. She then attended Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, TX.

On October 3, 1947 she married James M. Isbell and was married 59 ½ years before he passed away in January 2007.

They eventually settled in Navasota in the 1960’s and raised their family. They were active members at First Baptist Church of Navasota for over 40 years. After her husband’s passing, she moved to College Station and became a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, where she was an active member in Bible Study and church services. She was a very faithful servant of her Lord and was proven by her love for her family.

Mrs. Isbell was very active with her Sunday school class, past President of the Navasota Garden Club, past President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a Girl Scout and Brownie leader.

Hertha’s passion was beautiful flowers. She loved working in the yard and making things beautiful. Every morning she would go out to see what new buds were blooming; Spring was her favorite time of the year!

She is preceded in death by her parents, August and Helena; her husband, James; her sister, Allie Mae Scherff; her brothers, Sonny and Jim Scherff.

Hertha is survived by her daughter, Maureen Yorek and her husband Pete; son, Ricky Isbell and his wife Jacade; grandsons, Clay Yorek and his wife Amy, Colt Yorek and his wife Amanda; granddaughter, Abbi Slaton and her husband Michael, Reese Pistler and his wife Jamie, and Stacy Male and her husband Wes; great grandchildren, Caden and Mason Yorek, Emersyn and Luke Yorek, Cameron and Scarlett Slaton, Remi and Ramona Pistler, and Jaxon Male; sister, Helen Parsons Atkinson and her husband Obie; brothers, Gene Scherff and his wife Pat, Buddy Scherff and his wife Nancy; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends that she loved dearly.