Veramae Arends, 94, of Lacon, IL passed away peacefully at 5:27 am on Tuesday May 5, 2015 at her residence.
She was born on April 13, 1921 in rural Benson, IL to Gilford and Emma Thierer Patterson. She married Henry H. Arends on January 11, 1941 in Benson, IL. He passed away on December 4, 2002.
Surviving are three sons: Lyle (Susan) Arends of Georgetown, TX; Doug (Shiryl) Arends of El Paso, IL; and Mark Arends (Robyn Law) of Washburn, IL.; daughter, Charlotte (Robert) Barnes of Lacon, IL; seven grandchildren : Brandon Arends, Alyson Bockler, Emily Arends, Nicole Million, Seth Bundy, Rachael Bundy and Leslie (Greg) Campbell, and four great grandchildren: Avery and Ashlyn Campbell, Aaron and Jaimie Million.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers: Ray, Wayne and Wesley Patterson; and one sister, Roberta Peterson.
It was Veramae's wishes that she be cremated with her ashes interred at a later date privately by her children.
Memorials can be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 506 Pleasant St., Benson, IL. 61516 (of which she was a member) or Methodist Hospice, 221 Northeast Glen Oak Ave, Peoria, Il. 61636.
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