Vera E. DeVries, 89 years, of Erie, MI passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 in Regency Hospital, Sylvania, OH. The daughter of Earl and Eva (Reau) Spotts she was born April 10, 1926 in Monroe, MI.
A strong willed person and extremely hard worker, she worked at Mead Containers for 25 years and Lehman’s Greenhouse for 30 years. She liked helping others and volunteered her time at the Lion’s Den. Vera enjoyed making her lawn and flowers beautiful.
She is survived by her loving children, Ronald (Beth) DeVries, Allen (Cindy) DeVries, Judy (Steven) Sulier; grandchildren, Ronald DeVries II, Kristen (Bryan) Renius, Amanda Opperman, Daniel (Natalia) DeVries, Matthew (Kristina) DeVries, Rachelle (Craig) Willen, Ryan (Chantal) Sulier, Eric (Daniela) Sulier; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Alex, Alivia, Emma, Camden, Nick, Colin, Julia, Zachary “Zach”; sisters, Dorothy Bridgman, Ivadell Wardell; brother-in-law, Charles Wardell; sister-in-laws, Loretta Spotts and Rose Spotts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry in 2005; infant son, Michael; brothers, Joe, Don, Norm; brother-in-law, Cameron Bridgman and sister-in-law, Isabel Spotts.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance where she will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all the nurses at The Toledo Hospital Neuro ICU, Flower Hospital ICU and Regency Hospital.
Online condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com .