I was born in 1924, in Alexis, Illinois, but was raised in Smithfield, where I went to a one-room school. I currently reside in Peoria, Illinois.
I graduated from Liberty Beauty School but worked at Caterpillar three times and also did underwriting for Auto-Owners Insurance for 13 years.
Although I haven’t written much poetry myself, I always enjoyed the poetry club meetings and encouraging my husband George to write.
FEATURED POET FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011: To read more of Vera’s poetry, please refer to the Featured Poet Page (under Poetry) and click on the idividual titles to the right of her name, or click on the titles listed near the bottom of the Featured Poet page.