Vera M. Johns 83, died, Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Comfort Care Home in Newton, Kansas. She was born August 22, 1931 in Valley Center, Kansas to George and Eva (Schuessler) Bastow. On November 19, 1947 she married Glenn Johns and he preceded her in death. Vera was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was a leader in both 4H and Girl Scouts. She enjoyed tending her garden and canning produce. Vera was a Kansas State Women’s Trap Shooting Champion and enjoyed fishing. She also spent time crocheting and loved to cook and share her creations. Family was important to Vera and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving friends and family, especially her great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Diana and her Husband Larry Schmidt of Sedgwick, Kansas; brother Alvin Bastow of Valley Center, Kansas and 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant brother Mark Bastow and brother Orval Bastow.
Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Sunnydale Park Cemetery at 101st street and North Hydraulic with Chaplain Tal Tittsworth Presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice or Juvenile Diabetes Association in care of Petersen Funeral Home.