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Vernabelle ‘Bucky’ Fletcher

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Vernabelle 'Bucky' Fletcher

MORRISON – Vernabelle “Bucky” Fletcher, 83, of Morrison, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home.

Vernabelle was born March 15, 1930, in Morrison, the daughter of Vernon and Hattie (Kuehl) Mort.  She married James Fletcher on Oct. 28, 1950, in Lawrenceberg, Ind. He died Sept. 6, 1996. Vernabelle was a 1952 graduate of Jane Lamb, and served as a registered nurse for 40 years. She especially enjoyed the field of geriatric nursing. Jim and Bucky enjoyed following the careers of their thoroughbred race horses. She also enjoyed working in her yard, woodburning, ceramics, and being involved with painting and varnishing projects with her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Kophamer, Karen (Gerald) Brown, and Kay (Larry) Richmond, and one son, Thomas (Brenda) Fletcher, all of Morrison; one sister, Mary Jane (Ray) Habben of Morrison; 12 grandchildren, Nicole Brown, Kendra Kophamer, Tara (Fletcher) Marshall, Amy (Jason) Wiersema, Colby Richmond, Anthony Fletcher, Shawn Richmond, Thomas (Caitlin) Richmond, Tre Oates, Laura (Scott) Walls, John Kophamer, and Jillian VanPelt; and 10 great-grandchildren, Skyler McCombs, Austin Richmond, Gavyn Marshall, Mitchell Fletcher, Caleb Richmond, Ethan Marshall, Cayden Oates, Cooper Richmond, Aaron Cook and Jack Richmond.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one sister, Doris Musch.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1601 16th Ave. Fulton. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Episcopal Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Gary Lawler officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

Memorials have been established to White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center (WHOA) and Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice.

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