Vera Schimmel

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Vera Eloise Schimmel was born August 19, 1926, to Edwin George Horne and Alice (Rutherford) Horne in McLoud, Oklahoma. She passed away September 24, 2015, at the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. Vera was raised in Oklahoma City, where she attended Taft Junior High School and Classen High School, graduating in 1944. She worked for BraniffAirlines and IBM. Vera married Gilbert Schimmel on June 7, 1956, and they made their home in Oklahoma City. When Gilbert retired in 1992, the couple moved to Bessie. During her years in Oklahoma City, she was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. After moving to Bessie, she was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church. Vera enjoyed doing needle work and was an avid fan of the University of Oklahoma. She also enjoyed spending winters with Gilbert in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas. Vera was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Evelyn England; and a brother Edwin G. Horne Jr. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert; their son, Mark Schimmel, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Ft. Mill, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Clarissa Stockwell and her husband, Kord, of Bethany, Oklahoma, Matthew Schimmel, Kevin Schimmel, and Walter Schimmel and his wife, Kimberly, all of Oklahoma City; four greatgrandchildren, Kayli, Mark, Ella, and Templar; and a host of nieces and nephews, with whom she remained close, who fondly remember her as a loving aunt, gracious hostess, consummate home-maker, and superb cook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peace Lutheran Church in Bessie p.o. box 97 11202 B2250 Bessie, Oklahoma, 73622. Funeral services for Vera Schimmel, were held Monday, September 28, 2015, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Bessie. Pastor Alan Fox officiated. Burial was at the Peace Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.