Vera L. Hemme

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vera L. Hemme, 86, of Concordia died Nov. 11, 2009, at the Lutheran Nursing Home at Concordia. Funeral services were held Saturday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Emma with the Rev. Rick Swanson officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Concordia.

Mrs. Hemme was born on June 1, 1923, near Concordia. She was the daughter of Arthur and Louise Schlueter Schlesselman. She married Paul Hemme on March 20, 1965. She worked at Alpha Cafe and the Marshall Senior Center, and she had been a home care giver for several years. She was a member of Holy Cross church.

Mrs. Hemme is survived by a brother, W.A. Schlesselman of Concordia; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Krause of Sweet Springs; a four stepsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Vernon Schlesselman; and two sisters, Gladys Dierker and Evelyn Ella Schlesselman in infancy.

The pallbearers were John Schlesselman, Jerry Schlesselman, David Schlesselman, Don Schlesselman, Kenneth Dierker and Curt Meyer. The honorary pallbearers were Dennis Krause, Robin Krause, Steve Krause and Kenny Krause.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the church or to the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home.

Arrangements were made by Campbell Lewis Funeral Home, Concordia.