Elvira Barbara "Vera" Luehder, nee Mueller, 109, of Belleville, Ill., born Thursday, March 30, 1905, in St. Clair County, Ill., died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center in Belleville, Ill.
Vera worked as a sewing machine operator for Belleville Pants Factory. She was the oldest living member of St Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, Ill., and was faithful in her attendance when she was able. Vera was a member of the Women's Guild at the church and served as a volunteer for the Pink Ladies at Memorial Hospital. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and loved animals, especially her pet dogs.
She married her husband, Herbert Luehder, on April 6, 1929, at St. Paul Evangelical Church. He owned and operated H. C. Luehder Oldsmobile Company and preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 1968.
Also preceding her were her parents, Albert C. Mueller and Caroline, nee Simpleton, Mueller; brother, Clifford Mueller and wife Leona; sister, Luetta E. Mueller; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Raymond (Gertrude) Luehder, Oscar (Selma) Luehder, Elvin (Helen) Luehder and Arnold (Olivia) Luehder.
Surviving are her god daughters, Darlene, nee Luehder, Schwab, and Nancy, nee Luehder, Fritz; nieces, Imogene, nee Luehder, Voss, Sandra, nee Luehder, Jaskowiak and Janis, nee Luehder, LeChien; and nephews, Thomas Luehder, Dennis Luehder and Richard Luehder.
The family would like to thank the staff at Four Fountains and Family Hospice for the care given to Vera.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul United Church of Christ or Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed online at www.kurrusfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Herbert Schafale officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.
KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W Belleville, IL 62223
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 29, 2014