Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Pastor's Disappearing Wives

Police reports state that Arthur didn’t call 911, though he had a cellphone with him. Stranger still was that Betty, described by family as safety-conscious, wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Her husband couldn’t settle on an explanation as to why. He told police his wife was playing a game, seeing if the seat belt buzzer would stop. He also said she just happened to remove the restraint due to her jaw pain at the very moment the deer ran across the road. At her husband’s request, Betty was cremated. A memorial was held three days after her death at Reeders United Methodist Church, where Arthur was the pastor. Betty was the second person to die suddenly who had a connection to Arthur Schirmer, but she wouldn’t be the last. Read more…


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