BRADFORD — Naomi Shaner Vereecke, 95, of Bradford went home to be with the Lord at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Courtyard Estates, Bradford.
Naomi was born on Oct. 26, 1916, in Stonington, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Myers) Traughber. She married Dale Lester Shaner on June 20, 1937, in Normal. He preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1967. A son, Alfred Thomas, passed away on Dec. 20, 1969. She married Henry Vereecke on June 17, 1983, in Bradford. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon (Ron) Allen of Clarksville, Tenn., and Sandra (Patrick) Johnston of Wilmington, Del., and two sons, Dr. Dale (Diana) Shaner of Fort Collins, Colo., and Phil (Sharon) Shaner of Bradford. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Lt. Col. Jeff (Katie) Allen, Mike (Jill) Allen, Dr. David (Sue) Allen, Van (Kristin) Johnston, Mark (Jen) Johnston, Dr. Angela (Nate) Tobecksen, Dr. Nathan Shaner, Nicholas (Karen) Shaner, Cassie (Eric) DeWerff, Corrie (Chris) Gorsche and Jeremy Shaner. There are 14 great-grandchildren, Alex, Jacob and Benjamin Allen, Haley, Tyler and Sydney Allen, Madison, Faith, Mark and Rebekah Allen, Max and Jordan Johnston, and Grady and Kay Tobecksen. She is also survived by one stepdaughter, Melanie Vereecke of Chicago, and one stepgranddaughter, Haley Heyler of California.
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