Vera Mae (Persell) Dougherty

January 11, 1937 ~ October 27, 2021 (age 84)

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Vera Mae (Persell) Dougherty, an 84 year old Trenton, MO resident, passed away at 1:55 a.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

There will be a private graveside service at Stucker Cemetery near Laredo, MO.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Laredo Christian Church and may be left with or mailed to Slater Neal Funeral Home of Trenton.

Vera was born January 11, 1937 in the Fork’s of the River area north of Trenton, the daughter of Kenneth and Peggy (Graham) Persell.  Vera was married to Billy Floyd Dougherty on November 13, 1955 at Hatton Chapel.  Vera was an active member of the Laredo Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, a sister Betty Jean Berneking, of Davenport, IA, son Richard Wayne Dougherty and wife Shelli of Cairo, MO, daughters Betty Lynn Brassfield of Freemont, CA, and Beverly Ann Moore and husband Mark of Trenton, eight grandchildren, one step granddaughter and twelve great grandchildren.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Marvin and Dewayne Persell and a grandson William Dougherty.

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