Vera Klokkenga

Bethalto | Sunday, May 1 2011 |

Vera M. Klokkenga, 83, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

  She was born Nov. 16, 1927 in Montgomery County, Missouri to William Sheridan and Winifred Bell (Penn) Ensley.

  Her marriage to William H. Klokkenga was in Piggott, Ark. on Sept. 8, 1952.  He survives.

  Vera worked in the housekeeping department at Wood River Township Hospital for 8 years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bethalto and the Wood River Women of the Moose.

  In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jerry Myers of Elsah; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Denise Klokkenga of Wood River; four grandchildren, Jason Klokkenga and his wife Katy, Jeremy Klokkenga and his wife Teresa, Joshua Klokkenga and Alyssa Myers; four great grandchildren, Jenna, Kamryn, Elijah, and Ian; and one sister.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and a brother.

  Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where Rev. John Blackmore will officiate services at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5.

  Burial will follow at Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.

  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Bethalto.

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