Vera Veneta Mathews, 85, of Chillicothe MO passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Indian Hills in Chillicothe.
Veneta Mathews was born January 3, 1928 in Chillicothe, MO the daughter of Manzel England and Vernia Bate England.
On August 18, 1943 Veneta married George Eugene Mathews in Tacoma, Washington. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1987.
Veneta worked for several years in the laundry at Indian Hills then she went to the laundry at Long-Blum Retirement Center and retired after 18 years of service.
She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the Royal Neighbors. Veneta enjoyed sewing, quilting, watching game shows on TV and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Veneta is survived by a daughter, Charlene Hamilton of Chillicothe; three grandchildren, Ronald Frazier, Anita Cox and husband Jason, and Teresa Larson and husband Chad; and five great grandchildren, Eugene Frazier and wife Sarah, Trinity Cox, Bryan Cox, Colton Larson and Molly Larson and a great great granddaughter, Kassia; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Kermit England, Delbert England and a sister Erma Baker.
Memorials in honor of Veneta Mathews may be made to the Wheeling Cemetery and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe MO 64601. On-line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe MO.
Burial will be at Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling MO.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.