Verna Dorothy Wachter, 85, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born November 19, 1930, in Old Appleton, Missouri, daughter of William Paul and Clara Marie Ochs Bingenheimer.  She and Arnold “Arnie” Wachter were married April 19, 1952.  He passed away March 19, 2015.

Verna was born and raised in the Uniontown area, and moved to St. Louis where she worked for several years.  Through family members, she became acquainted with Arnie Wachter, and they were married at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.  In April of 1956, they moved from the farm in Uniontown to Jackson, and transferred their church membership to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

As a wonderful “family mother”, Verna enjoyed Bible study, playing cards, dancing, sewing, and cooking, especially for her granddaughters.

Loving survivors include two children, Nancy (Clint) Collier, and Steve (Becky) Wachter of Jackson; two granddaughters, Landon Wachter of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Paden Wachter of Jackson; a brother, Rev. Roy (Doris) Bingenheimer of Concordia, Missouri; two sisters, Betty (Rueben) Wachter of Altenburg, Missouri and Anna Mae (Allen) Wachter of Jackson.

The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Joshua Schmidt officiating.

Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

The family suggests that contributions be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or
School or Saxony Lutheran High School.

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  1. Tom Cook

    My condolences to the family. She was a wonderful lady and neighbor. Will be greatly missed.

  2. Stephen & Kaye Brands

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Rev. Dr. Michael Bingenheimer

    Thank you Aunt Verna for the fabulous and huge meals you fed us when we visited. Our family will miss you.

    Rev. Dr. Michael Bingenheimer

  4. Nancy to you and your family,
    My deepest sympathy to all. She was a beautiful lady and created beautiful kids. So very sorry. All my love,

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