HOISINGTON — Vera Mae Wilkins, 99, died January 23, 2018, at Reflection Living, Hutchinson.
She was born March 16, 1918, in Stafford, Kansas, the daughter of Coy C. and Nona (Jordan) Vance. In 1936, she graduated from Coldwater High School.
She was a resident of Claflin since 1966, moving to Hutchinson in October of 2013. Prior to Claflin she had lived in Mullinville.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Claflin, the United Methodist Women, the Claflin Booster Club and she was the 1976 Kansas Merit Mother.
On May 3, 1939, she married Leo Wilkins of Coldwater, in Greensburg. He preceded her in death June 8, 2000.
Survivors include, son, Don Wilkins and wife Jerilyn, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Carol Carson, Hutchinson; brothers, James “Jim” Vance, Claflin; sisters, Barbara Hall, Hutchinson; and Carol Jean Curtis, Sedalia, Colo.; sister-in-law, Sue Vance, Harrison, Ark.; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers, Jack Vance and his wife Madeline, and Jerry Vance; sisters, Virginia Henderson and Bonnie Jo Bond; and a brother-in-law Calvin Hall.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 26 at the United Methodist Church, Claflin, with Rev. Gene Langhofer presiding. Burial will follow in Claflin Cemetery. Friends may call 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Claflin United Methodist Church or Claflin Ambulance Fund in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS, 67544.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
P.O. Box 146, 415 North Main
Hoisington, KS, 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 24, 2018