CARTERVILLE - Vera F. Crain, 85, of Carterville, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Parkway Manor Nursing Home in Marion, surrounded by her family.
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Services will be at 1 p.m. today, July 6, in Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Revs. Jim Boozer and Charles Epperly officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Crainville Baptist Church, 806 Marion St., Carterville, IL 62918 or to the
, 320 E. Walnut St., Suite A, Carbondale, IL 62901. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
Vera was born June 13, 1928, in Hurst, to Hallie Bert and Delta Mae (Barnett) Anglin. She married Russell R. Crain on April 2, 1946, in Hurst. He preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1996.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ernie and Sherry Crain of Carterville; daughters and son-in-law, Vickie Crain of Crainville and Rosie and Phillip Penrod of Carterville; grandchildren and their spouses, Krista and Pete Hunter, Kyle and Lynn Penrod, Matt and Julie Crain, Jason and Dana Crain, and Kelly and Tom Webb, all of Carterville; 13 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Terry Anglin of Pittsburg, Pa.; brother-in-law, Cline Roberts of Johnston City; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Anglin Martell of Farmington, Mo.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Vivian Draper, Marilyn Daniels, Mildred Schenke and Helen Roberts; and brothers, Bert and Ronald Anglin.
She worked as a clerk at Cousin Fred's and Save Mart. Vera had previously worked as a factory worker at both Olin Industries and San-gamon Electric. She also was a regional manager for Tupperware for more than 10 years. Vera, alongside her husband, Russell, owned and operated the Carterville Cafe.
Vera was a member of Crainville Baptist Church.
She enjoyed fishing, camping and making beautiful crafts through knitting, quilting and embroidering. Vera liked to spend winters in Florida and loved to go square dancing with her husband, Russell.
To view this obituary and sign the guest register, please visit www.rigginpillatschburkefh.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan from July 5 to July 6, 2013