The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 1, 2013

Vera Bernice (Douglas) Maner

Published 12-1-13

Enid News and Eagle

STILLWATER, OK — Vera Bernice (Douglas) Maner, 80-years-of-age, of Stillwater, Okla., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Born to Bessie and Clarence Douglas, she enjoyed her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. They were her joy and her greatest accomplishment in life. She enjoyed her Sundays at Billings 1st Baptist Church and visiting her special kids at the Billings Fairchild Center, where she worked for many years as a floor-medical aide. She also loved being outdoors and riding horseback.

She was predeceased by her husband, C.W.; oldest son, John; son-in-law, Ronnie Procter; parents, Bessie and Clarence; stepfather, Charlie Moore; three brothers, Willie, C.B. and Leslie; and three brothers-in-law, Gene Welch, George Benson and John Murphy.

She is survived by four sisters, Ellen Welch of Quapaw, Okla., Elsie Benson of Broken Arrow, Lucille Murphy of Vinita and Regina Jackson and husband Leroy of Locust Grove; sister-in-law, JoAnne Douglas of Pryor; five children, Jane Odenwald and husband Chris of Billings, Okla., Jean Proctor of Peggs, Okla., Tina Gingrey and husband David of Siloam Springs, Ark.; son, Rick Maner, and daughter, Cheryl Maner of Stillwater; seven grandchildren, Angela Salmon and husband Teddy of Peggs, Jeremy Odenwald and wife Heather of Broken Arrow, Lacey Ayers and husband Corey of Vinita, Randy Proctor and wife Emilie of Locust Grove, Robby Proctor of Peggs, Laura Mackey and husband Chris of Siloam Springs, and Whitney Craft and husband Chris of Elm Springs, Ark.; and 11 great-grandchildren, Luke Salmon of Anthony, Kan., Leea Harvey, Trey and Avenida Salmon of Peggs, Shaylen and Tommy Oliver of Vinita, Fenix and Annie Proctor of Locust Grove, and Alec Pearson, Roxi and Brylee Mackey of Siloam Springs.

She will be missed by many friends and acquaintances.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 2408, Stillwater, OK 74076-2408 or online at

Funeral service for Vera will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Locust Grove First Baptist Church. She will be laid to rest at Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove, Okla., next to her husband and son. Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting

(Submitted by family)