Vera K. McCormick, age 75, of Sturgis, died Jan. 8, 2014, after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 28, 1938, a daughter of Thomas A. and Mary E. (Hanchier) Gardner. Vera was a home health aide for Visiting Nurse Association and retired in 1998. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family get-togethers and pot-luck suppers.
Survivors include two sons, Mike (Phyllis) Pete and Tony Pete; daughter, Tina (Bart) Ferguson of Sturgis; two step-daughters, Brenda (David) Walker and Linda Walker; step-son, Timothy (Michelle) Walker; sister, Marilyn Schafer; brother, Richard (Liz) Gardner; 16 grandchildren, including Robert (Deb) Cunningham of Sturgis; 14 step-grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter; a granddaughter; three brothers; and a sister.
A celebration of Vera’s life will be at 11: a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood, Ind. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions: American Cancer Society, through the funeral home.