Vera I. Metzger, 86, Shobonier

Vera I. Metzger, 86, of Shobonier, died at 7:38 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation will be held an hour before services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Donors choice.

Mrs. Metzger was born on July 4, 1921, in Montgomery County, the daughter of Charles R. and Edna E. Mattes Morell. She married Harold Fred Metzger on July 20, 1946, in Mississippi; he died on Dec. 17, 1997.

She was a homemaker, and was affiliated with Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia.

She is survived by sons, Jim Metzger of Shobonier, and Bill Metzger and his wife Janet of Shobonier; grandchildren, Chad, Stephanie, Todd and Erik; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Daxton and Cole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Leigh Ann Metzger, in 1995; two brothers; and three sisters.

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