ALTON — Vera J. Sutton, 88, passed away at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at St. Anthony's Hospital with her family by her side.
She was born in Golden Eagle on Dec. 12, 1925, the daughter of the late Howard and Otilda (Horman) Behnen.
Vera married Eugene Sutton on April 28, 1945, in Wood River. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1995.
She was employed at the Alton School District #11 and East Junior School as a cook for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. Vera's life was being with her family and grandchildren.
Vera is survived by three sons and their spouses: Danny and Candy Sutton of Cadiz, Ky., Don and Kaye Sutton of Brighton and Doug Sutton of Chico, Calif.; six grandchildren, Craig Sutton, Monica and her spouse Phil Shellhaas, Amy and her spouse Tom Williams, Nickolas Sutton and Emily Sutton, Rebecca Sutton and Bridget Sutton, two great-grandchildren, Phillip Daniel Shellhaas and Alexandra Shellhaas.
In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Eberlin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey with Fr. Steve Pohlman as celebrant.
Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
Memorials may be directed to St. Ambrose Catholic Church or 5 A's.
Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.