Vera Pauline Singer, age 87, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at Residential Living Center in Garnett, Kansas.
She was born on February 15, 1930, in Elsmore, Kansas. She was the third of three children born to Paul C. and Allula Mae (Spurgeon) Ard. Vera grew up in the Elsmore area, and graduated from Elsmore High School in 1947. Vera married Eddie D. Jeffers in 1947. They were blessed with one daughter, Sue. An airplane accident claimed the life of Eddie and Vera's brother, Vernon in 1950. A fateful dance in Moran led Vera to meet Richard Singer. They were united in marriage on May 12, 1951, in Bronson, Kansas. This union was blessed with seven children. They made their home in Savonburg, Kansas until 1961, when they moved to Garnett. Vera was a homemaker while raising her children. She later added the role of bookkeeper for Richard's business to her duties. She worked with him in the business until retirement. Vera was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the VFW Auxiliary, Garnett. She was also a Worthy Matron in Order of Eastern Star at Savonburg. She loved to cook and tend to her garden and flowers. She was a talented pianist, playing almost exclusively by ear. Vera was very creative, expressing herself in paintings and drawings. Her family was one of her greatest joys, she especially loved having a full house on holidays and special occasions.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Allula Ard; her first husband, Eddie; her sister, Etta Marie Baker in 2004; and her brother, Clarence Vernon Ard in 1950.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Singer, of the home; her children, Sue Ward and husband Bill of Warsaw, Missouri; Sherri Scott of Garnett, Kansas; Randy Singer and wife Terry of Garnett, Kansas; Phil Singer and wife Keren of Lancaster, Kentucky; Doug Singer of Osawatomie, Kansas; Lynn Miller and husband Dr. Jim of Butler, Missouri; Teresa Young and husband Doug of Burlington, Kansas; Stacey Dennison and husband Ed of Garnett; thirteen grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Garnett, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening in Asbury Hall at the First United Methodist Church, Garnett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Garnett United Methodist Church or VFW Auxiliary and left in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com