Vera Florence Dawson, 102, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, November 06, 2014, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell.

Vera was born on June 03, 1912, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Katherina Elizabeth (Mai) Reinhardt.  She grew up on the family farm south of Russell and graduated from Russell High School in 1930.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Wallace H. Dawson on January 28, 1962.  She worked as a sales person for J.C. Penny's and Jane Harris Shop.  She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell.  She was also a member of the Love Circle, Life Member of the V.F.W. Post 6240 Ladies Auxiliary, Russell Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Bridgearama, and various other bridge clubs.  She enjoyed needlework, reading, cooking, decorating packages, playing cards, playing games, and planning social events.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews and great great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wallace on March 17, 1972; brothers Milton, Arnold and Martin Reinhardt; sisters Olinda Stenzel, Alvina Michael, Pauline Boxberger, Elfreda Boxberger Stenzel, Ella Nora Eichman, Esther Krug, Isabel Eichman, Hattie Wittman, Martha Dumler and Marie Burket.

A celebration of Vera's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Russell with Pastor John Thompson officiating.  Burial will take place immediately following the church service,  at the Russell City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at the mortuary with family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening.  Memorials may be given to Trinity United Methodist Church or Russell Regional Hospital Auxiliary and sent in care of the mortuary.  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.
 


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