Vera L. Allen

SEARS — Vera L. Allen, 95, of Sears, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Metron of Big Rapids.

Vera was born on April 4, 1920, in Coldwater Township, Isabella County, to Rexford E. and Nellie (Fackler) Allen. She had been a Sears resident since 1953. Vera was a member of the Sears Church of God where she worked with the Rev. Ione Lloyd. She owned the Sears General Store for 16 years. Vera was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered by all of them.

Vera is survived by four nieces, Patsy Spring, of Arkansas, Diana (Dennis) Storey, of Blanchard, Evelyn Williams, of Big Rapids, and Shirley Boyce, of Grand Rapids; four nephews, Jerry (Jackie) Allen, of Grand Rapids, Wes Snyder, of Ovid, Duane (Joan) Anderson, of Big Rapids, and Darwin Anderson, of Big Rapids; many great nieces and nephews; many great-great nieces and nephews; and her special family, the Earl Lloyd Family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ardith Allen, Imogene Lee, and Tessie Anderson; two brothers, Phillip Allen, and Vincent Allen; and a great-nephew, Kevin Storey.

Funeral services for Vera are at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday. Interment will be in Sherman City Cemetery, Sherman Township, Isabella County.