Vera  Charles


Vera Charles, age 96, of Goshen, formerly of Nappanee, died Tuesday, April 30, at her residence.
She was born April 22, 1923, in Souderton, Pennsylvania, to Elmer and Vera (Hummel) Garis.
Vera was a graduate of Souderton High School. She attended Upland College, Upland, California, where she received her bachelor's degree.
She moved to Nappanee in 1969 from Iowa. Vera was a member of the Nappanee Brethren in Christ Church.
On June 5, 1952, she married Landon Charles in Souderton, Pennsylvania; he preceded her in death Jan. 15, 2009.
She is survived by her sons, Jim Charles, Seattle, Washington, David Charles, South Bend, Seth Charles, Plainfield; daughters, Sharon (Paul) Reimer, Reedley, California, Jan (Jerry) Marshall, Plano, Texas, Phyllis (Nancy) Charles, Arlington, Virginia; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Art (Harriet) Garis, Emily (Ted) Boyer, Ida Bencsik, Shirley Fox, June Landis, Alma (Dick) Fulmer, all of Souderton, Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth (Erwin) Whitley, Raleigh, North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Faith Charles Gonsalves; parents; sisters, Esther Garis, Elsie Hyer; brothers, Elmer, Bob, Paul and Leroy Garis, Stanley Charles.
Cremation will take place.
A memorial service will occur at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Brethren In Christ.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on May 8, 2019
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Tracy Barreno
May 14, 2019
Blessings to all the Charles family. I loved Aunt Kathryn very much & feel deeply the loss for all of you. Love, Tracy