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The youngest of 10 children, born at Blanche, Mo. Vernice Lois Uhlmann, the youngest of 10 children, was born Nov. 30, 1929, at Blanche, Mo., to Jake and Ada Stout, and passed away Feb. 10, 2007, in her home at Drury.
She was married to Charles Doin Uhlmann on June 6, 1948, who preceded her in death in April, 1997. Their two sons and two daughters are all surviving. They are Steve and Debbie Uhlmann, of Drury, Lee Uhlmann, of Mtn. Grove, Marsha and Terry Henry, of Springfield, and Teresa and Ryan Richardson, of Walnut Shade; five grandchildren, Jeremy and Cindy Uhlmann, Nathan Uhlmann, Reuben Uhlmann, Renae and Tom Sattazahn, and Leslie Richardson; four great-grandchildren, Haley and Caleb Uhlmann, Hannah and Abigail Sattazahn and another little great-grandson Uhlmann to be born in April.
Also surviving is a brother, Hugh Stout, of Lawrence, Kan.; five brother- and sisters-in-law, Mabel Uhlmann, Marjorie and Charles Taylor, Golda Stout, and Doris Stout; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Vernice became a Christian at the age of 18 and was a faithful member of the Gentryville Community Church. She served on the Blanche Cemetery board for many years and was a member of the White Oak Grove Women’s Club. Several years ago, she delivered mail for the Drury Post Office for a short time. She spent considerable time in her favorite Bible, and will be remembered for her wonderful homemade bread, love of books, quilting, but most of all, serving her family.
Services for Vernice Uhlmann were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 14, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Burial was at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Blanche Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Blanche Cemetery fund. Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Ava. Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.