Vera Eileen Strack
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Pitman Funeral Home, 106 W, Lions St Jonesburg, MO 63351
Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time: 10:00 A.M.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Jonesburg, MO
Jonesburg City Cemetery, Jonesburg, MO
Emmaus Home in Marthasville, St. Paul's Lutheran Church Bell Tower or New Florence Care Center Activites Fund in care of Pitman Funeral Home P.O. Box 126 Warrenton, MO 63383
Vera is survived by her
Daughter, Mildred Vera (Derrill) Ballenger of Alexandria, VA, daughter, Juanita Irene (John) Tesluk of Attica, MI, daughter, Dorothy Jean (Bill) Burchett of Highlands Ranch, CO, daughter, Evelyn Louise Strack of Marthasville, MO, brother, John Wiss of Kirksville, MO, brother, Floyd (Jane) Wiss of Joplin, MO, sister, Katheryn Wheeler of Boston, MA, sister, Ollie Mae Bauer of St. Louis, MO, sister, Arline Wertz of Memphis, TN, sister, Rose Begeman of Columbia, MO, sister, Maxine (Howard) Witte of Rhineland, MO, brother-in-law, Marvin Vogt, sister-in-law Mary Strack of Grain Valley, MO, 7 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is preceded in death by Father, John P. Wiss, mother, Virginia Wiss, husband, Raymond Strack, sister, Purl Riechman, sister, Wilma Vogt.
Vera was married to Raymond Strack on May 11, 1941 they were married for 72 years. Vera graduated from high school in Jonesburg, MO, Obtained her teaching certificate at NE MO State Teachers College in Kirksville, MO, she taught in several rural one-room schools in the local area 1938-1941. After she and Raymond were married, she worked at Ludy Hardward Store in Jonesburg before beginning their life on the farm near Truxton where she was a homemaker and enjoyed riding on the fender of a tractor with Raymond. She drove a school bus part time for 20 years. Her special interests were gardening, quilting and enjoyed helping her daughters with their 4-H projects. She was church organist for St. Paul's Lutheran Church for many years and was the oldest living lifetime member of the church at the time of her death. She was also a lifetime member of Jonesburg Historical Society. In addition to these activites she was also a loving and caring mother to their special needs daughter, Evelyn, before she moved to the Emmaus Home in Marthasville, MO.