Vera Wooten, 95 of Malvern, IA, passed away on January 2, 2018 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern. Burial will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Hamburg, IA. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Memorials: Directed to the Disabled American Veterans
Vera Wauneitta Wooten, the daughter of Claude and Retha Jane (Woten) Findley, was born on February 20, 1922 near Walthill, in Thurston County, Nebraska. She was baptized at the Church of Christ in Hamburg, Iowa and attended West Linn Country School in Montgomery County and Union Country School in Mills County, graduating from the 8th grade at the Armory in Glenwood, Iowa.
Vera and John Alfred Wooten were united in marriage on January 31, 1939 at the Methodist Parsonage in Rock Port, Missouri. They made their home in Hamburg, Iowa before moving to live in Malvern, Iowa. The couple was blessed with seven children, Frances Darlyene, Wauneitta Jean, Johnney Dean, Robert Alfred, Mary Jane, Claudette Colleen, and Harry Wayne.
Vera was employed at the Henningsen Foods, Inc. an egg, meat and poultry processing plant, in Malvern after raising her children. She retired in the late 70's after working 11 years. Vera was a member of the First Baptist Church in Malvern where she taught Adult Sunday School for 18 years. She was a member of the American Legion, serving as Chaplin for a number of years. Vera was a Gold Star sister. She enjoyed singing, camping and traveling. Vera was eager to learn new things and at the age of 60 years she learned to drive. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
Vera and John were married almost 43 years when John passed away on January 22, 1982. Vera continued to make her home in Malvern for many years, but due to declining health, she moved to the Tabor Manor Care Center in January 2012.
Vera passed away on January 2, 2018 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, at the age of 95 years, 10 months, and 12 days. In addition to her husband John, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Frances; granddaughter Tavia Wooten; great grandson Tristan White; and siblings, Loran, Margrette, Athelda, Manford, Claude, Marvin, Ira, Effie, and Everett.
Vera is survived by her children, Wauneitta Huebner and husband Jack of Loveland, CO, Dean Wooten and wife Bonnie of Greeley, CO, Robert Wooten and wife Cathy of Topeka, KS, Mary Jane Price and husband Tom of Council Bluffs, IA, Claudette White of Treynor, IA, and Harry Wooten and wife Linda of Sun City West, AZ; 21 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
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