Vera K. Needham, 93, passed away on Aug. 6, 2018
Vera Kathryn (Day) “Aunt Babe” Needham, 93, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
Visitation with family present will be from noon to 1 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, all at Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado.
Vera was born on Oct. 31, 1924, the daughter of Elmer Wesley and Hallie Mae (Hopkins) Day in Tribune, Kan. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1942. She married Otto Robert Misak Jr., on Sept. 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1943. She married Ralph Russell “Rusty” Lewis in 1949. He preceded her on Oct. 17, 1956. On Oct. 10, 1962, she married Harlan Samuel Needham he preceded her on June 2, 1992. Vera worked at Southwestern Bell as a switchboard operator, retail stores such as J.C. Penney, McDonald’s Department Store, and Woolworth’s. Later she worked for First National Bank as a bookkeeper. She was a member of First Christian Church, loved people, was an avid reader, played bridge, and enjoyed making fudge and peanut brittle for her grandchildren.
Her loving family includes: her son, Robert “Bob” Misak III of The Woodlands, Texas; grandchildren, Robert (Toni) Misak of Cypress, Texas, Carrie Schultz of Baton Rouge, La., Andrew (Stephanie) Misak of Overland Park, Kan.; great-grandchildren, Alexa, Sydney and William Misak and many nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents; three spouses; daughter-in-law, Anna Misak; brother, Clayton Day; sisters, Estalene McKown, Lena Morgan, Audrey Wilson, Willene Teter and Letha Adams; nephews, Nick and Rod Wilson; nieces, Donna Fuqua, Betty Hill, and Rebecca Demo.
Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to First Christian Church, 300 West Central, El Dorado, Kansas 67042. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Vera at www.carlsoncolonial.com.