Verna Mae Damron, 84,died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2009 at her home in rural Vandalia.
Funeral services and Mass will be held at St. Clement Catholic Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Fr. Bill Peckman officiating, followed by burial at St. Clement Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green on Friday from 4-7 p.m.
Mae was born in St. Clement, Missouri on Sept. 23, 1925, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Grote Koester. On Feb. 16, 1946 she married Norman R. Damron in St. Clement. Mae was a home maker most of her life.
She returned to Bowling Green after her husband retired in 1989 and moved to rural Vandalia in 2007 to be closer to her children. She was a devout Catholic and donated many hours to the Catholic church. Mae enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, cooking, and playing cards with her family.
Mae is survived by two sons, Richard Damron and wife, Pam of Evanston, Wyo., and Darrell Damron of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Debi Davenport of Mexico; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; one brother, Herman Koester and seven sisters, Gesina, Clara, Margaret, Adel, Elizabeth, Frances and Regina.
Serving as pallbearers were John Koester, Harold Koester, David Koester, Bob Sachs, Bill Sachs and Darrell M. Damron.
In lieu of flowers, Mae wished donations to be made to Children’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.