ROCKPORT, Ill. -- Vera J. Yokem Sapp, 81, of Rockport, died Tuesday evening (Nov. 5, 2013) in her home surrounded by her family.
Vera was born Oct. 25, 1932, near Pleasant Hill, a daughter of Jesse H. and Grace P. Fish Yokem. She married Logan Vencil Sapp on March 19, 1952, in PIttsfield, and he survives.
Vera was a 1950 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She had been employed by the Pleasant Hill Garment Factory and more recently by the Pittsfield Wal-Mart.
She enjoyed fishing, mushrooming, rock hunting, board and card games, and bowling.
Vera was a member of the Rockport Christian Church and the church's Ladies Aide Society.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Logan Vencil Sapp of Rockport; four children, Terry V. (Donna) Sapp of Mount Holly, N.C., Danny J. (Patty) Sapp of Rockport, Donald R. (Loree) Sapp of Rockport and Judy L. (Richard) Edmonson of Rockport; nine grandchildren, Brendan (Candida) Sapp, Scott Sapp, Laura (John) Plenge, Mindy (Mike) Maurer, Robert Alan (Emily) Sapp, Erica (Brian) Betts, Robert (Melissa) Horton, Jeremy (Niki) Horton and Logan Edmonson; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Doran of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, James Yokem of Pleasant Hill and Charles W. (Margaret) Yokem of Pleasant Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jesse D. Yokem; and a daughter, Cheryl Jean Sapp.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill conducted by Pastor Tim Smith. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery near Pleasant Hill.
VISITATION: 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday in the funeral home in Pleasant Hill.
MEMORIALS: Avenues in Hannibal, Mo., or the Rockport Christian Church.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lummis Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.