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Vera (Beede) Deemer
Vera Mae Shields Beede Deemer was born to John and Nettie Hodges Shields on September 26, 1921 near Ellston on Sandcreek. She never lived outside of Ringgold County. On May 4, 1945 she married Rex M. Beede and was a farmer’s wife for 31 years. To this union four sons were born Rex Eugene, Doyle, Jim and Kenneth. After Rex’s passing in 1976 she married Frank Deemer on April 30, 1986 at the Methodist Church.
Vera worked at Clearview Nursing Home for 3 years and the Ringgold County Hospital in dietary department for more than 5 years. After retiring she volunteered at the American Legion Auxiliary Post 172 and Clearview Nursing Home for many years. Vera was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 172 and the Kellerton Methodist Church in Kellerton. Vera loved to play 10-point pitch, crochet and raised a big garden for many years. Vera moved into the Clearview Estates in 2016 and made many new friends while there.
Vera passed away on June 11, 2020 at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Rex Beede and Frank Deemer; 1 great grandchild; 5 siblings and their spouses; 21 brothers-in law and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons Rex Eugene (Gail), Doyle (Helen), Jim (Venus) and Kenneth (Jon); 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and one more soon to be born; and many other relatives and friends.
Vera was a straight up and down country woman. Absolutely guileless. Neat sense of humor and a fierce card player.
It was a privilege to have known her. will miss her very much.
Gary Beede Jun 16 2020 12:00 AM
Vera was loved and admired by all who ever met her. She carried a warmth and love that was contagious. We were all so grateful for how she welcomed each new family member into the clan and taught them how to play pitch. That act was the right of passage. I think she never wanted to run out of card players for a quick hand of pitch. Were were more than proud to have Vera as an honored member of the Beede Family for all these years. Rest In Peace Dear Vera for a life lived to the fullest. The Mel Beede Family.
Linda Beede Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM
I met Vera when she would come to the Senior Center to play cards, or bingo or just to be a part of whatever was going on that day. She was a sweet lady. Condolences to the family.
Janet Hogue Jun 13 2020 12:00 AM
I had went over to Doris Corll home in Kellerton to help Doris clean up a mess left by a kitchen fire. There was tiny lady up on a ladder washing the kitchen wall from ceiling down. That afternoon us three women and my husband emptied cupboards and hauled stuff to doris garage out back so her kitchen could be made right. I got to know Vera and enjoyed her friendship. Vera was one fine lady and was always busy. I missed her when she finally moved to Mt Ayr. Condolences to her family. She will be busy in heaven too.
Linda Newton Smith Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM
Vera and rex were a part of our community and her family was a part of my entire life! I learned to play pitch in the card club with her and the rest of the group. We all worked and played as a community,. She was part of what is great about farming communities! Wonderful family! Bless you all!
Candace Huff Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM
We are sorry to learn of Vera's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." John 5:28, 29
Jim & Donna Adams Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM
I am so very sorry to hear this. Loved Vera, she was a kind gentle lady. My condolences to her family!
Janet Glendenning Jun 11 2020 12:00 AM