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Charlotte E. Vera, 101, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012.
She was born to Walter L. and Lulu (Triplett) Vera on October 1, 1910, in Dunkirk, Indiana.
Charlotte graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1928. She attended Western College near Oxford, Ohio, where she prepared for teaching. She taught in the Dunkirk schools for several years, and after World War II she attended Indiana University and worked for B.F. Skinner. She returned to teaching at Milan, Indiana, then moved to Decatur in 1949.
She was a member of Decatur First Presbyterian Church, the Decatur Women's Club, Research Club, Order of the Eastern Star 127, and Alpha Omicron Pi.
Retiring from teaching in 1975, Charlotte taught English, Latin, and French at Decatur High School and Bellmont High School. She was a class sponsor and a Latin club and French club sponsor.
Prior to retirement, she travelled to France, Switzerland, Greece and Italy. Upon retirement, she continued to travel and visit family and friends overseas in France, England and Scotland. Among her many friends and neighbors, Heidi Trentadue and her family stand out as special for their years of friendship and love.
Among survivors are her great nieces, Merry Miller, Michele (Miller) Jump, Cathleen (Miller) Sparks, Linde Merry, and Laurel (Merry) Sweeney; nephew Andrew Merry; great-great nieces and nephews; and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen (Vera) Merry and Edna Delorian Vera; nephew Earl W. Merry and niece, Ada C. (Merry) Miller.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Woodcrest for their wonderful care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Decatur First Presbyterian Church, Adams County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund, or Family Hospice.
A memorial service will be held locally at a later date in June, with a private burial in Dunkirk.
Arrangements were made by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.