Vera LaVerne Beneda, 87, of Goodland, KS passed away at the Logan County Hospital in Oakley, KS on July 30, 2023. She was born on August 24, 1935 to Ralph and Olive Bell (Kirkendall) Palmer in St. Francis, KS.
She was united in marriage to Alfred M. Beneda on December 31, 1955 in Oberlin, KS. The couple lived in several locations before they settled in Goodland, KS.
Vera was a devoted mother/housewife, while her children were young. She also worked as a housekeeper for more than 25 years at the Goodland hospital. She was also a personal housekeeper for many others.
Vera was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., GOODsam LANDers Club, and the Smoky Garden Committee. She loved playing games, taking pictures, flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her sons, Merle Beneda (Nina Howard), Guffy, CO; Charles Beneda, Goodland, KS; Kenny Beneda (Marcie), Wilson, KS; Cindy Horton (Dan), Oakley, KS; Steve Beneda, Florida; her twin sister Valeria Coleman, Holcomb, KS; and her 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred, son, Allan, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM MT at Koons-Russell Funeral Home in Goodland.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 10:30 AM MT at the Koons-Russell Funeral Home in Goodland, KS with Pastor Timothy Braun presiding. Burial will follow in the Goodland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the V.F.W. in Goodland.
Memorial contributions may be designated to the American Diabetes Association or the Goodland Senior Center and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave, Goodland KS 67735.