A Celebration of Life for Vera Lea Mercer, 91, Lawrence will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Brandon Woods Town Hall in Lawrence. She passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
Vera was born September 15, 1926 on a farm North of Strauss, KS.
Vera married L. Wayne Mercer on August 28, 1949 in Hutchinson, KS. He survives of the home.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Wayne Mercer.
She graduated from McCune, KS High School.
Vera was a teacher for two years in a one-room country schoolhouse near her home. She also taught school in McCune for two years, Lenexa, KS for two years and Lorraine, KS for four years. She moved back to McCune to run a service station with her husband.
In 1954, Vera was County Treasurer for two years and served as County Clerk of Labette County until 1966. In that year, she moved to Lawrence, KS and served as City Clerk until she retired in 1989.