Verla Mae McKee, 81

Published 10:37am Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Verla Mae McKee, 81

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 McKee
Verla Mae McKee

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 and Dorothy McClain; and three brothers, John Whitmyer, Willis Whitmyer and Bo Whitmyer.

Family and friends gathered on Sunday, May 19, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 N. 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 plant some morning glories in her memory.

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