Vena L. Vinson, 95 of Rensselaer passed away Tuesday morning, December 17, 2014 at George Ade Memorial Health Care Center.
She was born in Dutch Town, IN September 23, 1918, daughter of the late William Webster Stone and Cloetta (Boger) Stone. She graduated from high school in Winslow, IN
On Oct 19, 1935, in Mt. Carmel, IN, she married Arthur M. Vinson. He preceded her in death in 1991. Vena was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning and babysitting. She was also an avid golfer and an excellent swimmer. She was a member of Trinioty United Methodist Church.
Vena is survived by her loving family; children; Marha L. Brandenburg (James) of Rensselaer, Arthur N. Vision (Susan) of Terre Haute and N. Ruth Hershberger (friend Charles Wood) of Rensselaer; nine grandchildren: Kathleen “Kate” Hayworth (Dain), Kathryn “Kathy: Cook (Chris), Robin Cahillane, Steven Sampson (Katherine), Suzanne McClure (Mike). Pam Chappo (friend: Denny) Tracy Gelsosomo (Tom), Vinson R. Hershberger (Rachelle), Laura Rae Hopp (Joe), Justin D. Hayworth (Olivia), Rebecca Arlington (Alan), Katie Cahillane (fiance: John), Kellie Cahillane, Jamie Tucker (Derek) Jacqueline Sampson, Steven Sampson, Hannah Wilcoxson, Sarah Wilcoxson, Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Asa Hershberger, Stephen Hershberger, Delaney Hershberger, Nathaniel Hershberger, Ryan Chappo (Emily) Scott Chappo and Taylor Gelsosomo; and three great-great grandchildren; Hadley Rae Hopp, Trevor Arlington and Mason Arlington; one sister, Eulah Hawkins of Petersburg, IN; two brothers, Harold Dee Stone of Glasford, IL and Lester Stone of St. Louis, MO; and one brother-in-law, John E. Vinson of Hazleton, IN.
She was preceded in death by; her parents, William Webster Stone and Cloetta Stone; her husband, Arthur M. Vinson, four brothers: Carl Stone, Frank Stone, Bob Stone and Grestor Stone; and five sisters; Levon “Sis” Schultz, Mary Selby, Eileen Shafer, Beulah Hamm and Gracie Imodel Stone.
Friends called on Friday, December 20, 2013 from noon until 2 p.m. at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. Funeral services were held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Pastor John Hostetter officiating. Interment followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorals are suggest to Trinity United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society, Share memories and condolences online at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com