Obituary: Verna “Nancy” Mainer

Verna “Nancy” Mainer, 80, of Bedford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, December 9, 2019, at IU Health Bedford Campus.

She was born on January 17, 1939, in Reynoldsville, Illinois to Minnie and Lloyd Mainer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters – Oma Mainer, Freida Mainer, and Natalie Boyd, brothers – James Mainer and Everett “Butch” Mainer.

She is survived by her twin sister, Erma Foster, sister Maudie (Thomas) Kaufman of Pekin, IL and special nieces Lori (Mike) Jarrard and Jill Foster Sallee as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

Nancy graduated from Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, IL. She was a beautician, graduating from cosmetology school in Cape Girardeau, MO class of 1959. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW. Nancy was an animal lover and avid sports fan especially her beloved IU Hoosiers.

We will never forget her red velvet cake at Christmas, and her love for sweets will live on with her special recipe.

A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Cresthaven Memory Gardens on Saturday, December 14th at 1 p.m. with Jim Crane officiating.

Memorial contributions in Nancy’s honor can be made to the White River Humane Society of Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements