Verla Mae McKee, 81Published 6:20pm Sunday, May 19, 2013
Born: July 2, 1931
Died: May 17, 2013
Verla Mae McKee, 81, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Friday, May 17, 2013, in Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis.
Verla Mae was born July 2, 1931, in Jefferson Township to Melvin and Emma (Vickers) Whitmyer, one of 15 children. She married William Allen McKee in Goshen, Ind.. He preceded her in death in October, 2003. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Daniel Young; six sisters, Bertha Anglemyer, Francis Dorn, Millie Hunsberger, Helen Hughes, Rose Townsend, Evelyn White; and three brothers, Walt Whitmyer, Jim Whitmyer, and Paul Whitmyer.
Verla Mae was a homemaker who was always there for her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She led a very comfortable life.
Verla Mae will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen (Barry) Wishart, of Cassopolis; one son, Stephen (Diana) McKee, of Cassopolis; one granddaughter, Angela (Monty) Michals, of Wonder Lake, Ill.; two grandsons, Chad (Miriam) McKee, of Chandler, Ariz., and Christopher (April) McKee, of Cassopolis; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Underwood, Dorothy McClain; and three brothers, John Whitmyer, Willis Whitmyer and Bo Whitmyer.
Family and friends gathered on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway St., Cassopolis.
Mrs. McKee will be laid to rest in Reames and Norton Cemetery, Cassopolis.
The family prefers that those wishing to honor Verla Mae will plant some Morning Glorys in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online at wagnercares.com.