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Veda Obera Harrold of Clinton

Veda Obera Harrold, 92, Clinton, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 25, 2011) at McLean County Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Grace Church, 1311 W. Hovey, Normal, with the Rev. Len Thebarge officiating. Private family inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 26, 1919, at Dunlap, Iowa, daughter of Everett Farlow Herron and Ruah Ethyle Rice Herron. She married Bernard J. Harrold on Jan. 5, 1944, at Washington, D.C. He died in January 2002.

Surviving are her children, Pamela Sue (JR) Buggar, Bloomington, and Patricia Ann (Kelly) Casey, Kalamazoo, Mich.; grandchildren, J. Michael Buggar and Valerie DiGiglia, both of Bloomington; Jared Buggar, LeRoy; Erin Casey, Eugene, Ore.; and David Casey, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and great-grandchildren, Jerry Dronenberg III, Lauren Buggar, Sophia DiGiglia, Blake Buggar, Sarah DiGiglia and Devyn Buggar.

Mom went from fingerprinting for the FBI, where she met her future husband, to farming outside Clinton. She devoted herself to her husband and family and adapted from a Lincoln, Neb., city girl to a farmer’s wife. Everyone who knew her described  her as a sweet lady who was much loved.

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