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Vera A. O’Brien 1930 - 2021
Vera A. O’Brien1930 - 2021
Vera A. O’Brien 1930 - 2021

TOPEKA — Vera A. O’Brien, 90, of Topeka, Kan., passed away on Aug. 11, 2021 at her home.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1930 in WaKeeney, Kan. She had been a resident of Topeka since 1977 having moved from Great Bend, Kan. She married Earl O’Brien on Feb. 13, 1950 in Great Bend. She was a Telephone Operator for Southwestern Bell for 39 years.

Vera is preceded in death by her husband Earl; both of her parents; one sister, Violet Young; and her long time best friend Goldie Kooser. She is survived by a host of extended family.

Burial will take place at Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend, Kan., on Monday, Aug. 16. To leave online condolences, please visit

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 13, 2021