Vera Marie Stephens, age 102, formerly of Fairfax, Missouri, died Monday, July 11, 2022, at Wathena Rehab and Care Center, Wathena, Kansas.

Vera was born January 29, 1920, in Craig, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late John Francis and Maude (Lawrence) O’Dell.

Vera attended school in Craig.

She was united in marriage to Herbert Stephens on September 1, 1937. To this union two daughters were born, Darla and Beverly. She had worked for many years at Field’s Clothing Store in Tarkio, Missouri.

Others preceding her in death besides her parents were her husband, Herbert; daughter, Beverly Hannah; and a granddaughter, Debra Sue.

Her survivors include daughter, Darla (Roger) Bletscher; two grandsons, Douglas (Kathie) Bletscher, and Sam (Afton) Hannah; granddaughter, Kristi (Kent) Minor; six great-grandsons, Andrew, Cody, and Tyler Bletscher, Teahen Hannah, and Nathan and Cody Minor; one great-granddaughter, Jillian Hannah; great-great-grandsons, Ashton, Abram, Ben, Evan, Jack, and Grayson Bletscher; three great-great-granddaughters, Kinsley, Isabelle and Della Bletscher; and a host of other friends and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the Schooler Funeral Home in Fairfax, Missouri. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Craig, Missouri. Online condolences may be left at