Vera Van Meter

Vera VanMeter, 90, of Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 29, 8:40 a.m. at her residence.

Born Jan. 17, 1914 in Solsberry, she was the daughter of Lester and Della (Campbell) Jenkins.

She was a retired schoolteacher. She also had a BA Degree in Elementary Education and her master's in special education. She worked six years as a Greene County social worker. She was a member of the Bloomfield Professional Women, the Eastern Star in Solsberry, Kappa Kappa Gamma, local and state Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the First Christian Church in Bloomfield.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph E. VanMeter of Bloomfield; one son, Jerry Beard of Bloomfield; two grandsons, Bart Beard of Linton and Brad Beard of Bloomfield; four great grandchildren, Ashlea Beard of Linton, Bradlea Beard of Linton, Patrick Beard of Bloomfield, and Justin Beard of Bloomfield; and one sister, Kathryn Hudson of Solsberry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ward "Blue", James, Rex, and infant Herbert Jenkins; and two sisters, Lucile Hudson and Bernice Jenkins.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Jenkins and Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler, Rev. Danny Caulkins, and Rev. Arlen Pope officiating.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Greene County Hospice.

From the Linton Daily Citizen, March 1, 2004, Linton, Indiana

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