Vera M. Godfrey

MENDOTA - Vera M. Godfrey, 92, of Mendota passed away Aug. 3, 2020 at Prairie Crossing and Rehab, Shabbona.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 at Restland Cemetery, Mendota with Rev. Mary Bohall officiating. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is handling arrangements.

Vera was born July 3, 1928 in Mendota to Polk Mac and Esther (Moir) Ritter. She married Robert Godfrey on Dec. 14, 1948 in Mendota and shared 71 years of marriage.

Survivors include two sons, Dave (Cathy) Godfrey of Tucson, Ariz. and Jim (Jean) Godfrey of St. Germain, Wis.; one daughter, Holly Full of Winnebago; five grandchildren, Aaron and Andrew Full and Joshua, Stephanie and Jennifer Godfrey; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jill Rister in 2017; three sisters; two brothers; and one son-in-law, Don Full in 2006.

Vera was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mendota and was a past president of Mendota Women’s Club. She worked at Prescott Brothers in Mendota for several years and retired from Schimmer’s in Mendota in 1991. She moved to St. Germain, Wis. for 10 years before moving back to Mendota. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Bob.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


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