OBITUARY ~ VERA MAUDE (MILLER) WILKINS
August 17, 1911 ~ July 29, 2011
Vera Maude MILLER WILKINS, daughter of Albert and Julia (CORSBIE) MILLER, was born August 17, 1911 at Salem, Iowa. She
went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 29, 2011 at her home in Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa at the age of
99 years and 11 1/2 months.
On May 2, 1934, Vera was married to Irvin G. WILKINS in Malcolm, Iowa. To this union four children were born. Irvin
was a Methodist minister and Vera's life centered around her family and the churches and communities where her
husband served. She was a help mate with Irvin and worked with the youth and whatever needed to be done. Upon retirement
they moved to Mount Ayr. They joined the United Methodist Church where she continued to be an active member.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters Mable and Ruth; one brother Guy; one daughter Ardie;
two grandsons Timothy and Todd; and two great grandson Zachary and Levi.
Left to cherish her memory are daughter Arlene BONNETT & husband Ward of Bussey, IA; son Leonard WILKINS & wife Barbara
of Randolph, IA; son Harold WILKINS & wife Jan of West Des Moines, IA; son-in-law Loren WINEMILLER of Mount Ayr; 14
grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Merlin WILKINS & wife Margaret of
Creston, IA; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Vera's memorials will go to the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church, Kellerton Assembly of God Church, and HCI Care
Services in Mount Ayr.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 01, 2011, at the United Methodist Church of Mount Ayr. Interment
was made at Tingley Cemetery, Tingley, Iowa. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011
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