July 17, 2003 The Morning Sun News-Herald and the Wapello Republican. I am not related and have no further information.
Verla M. Flaar
Verla Mae Flaar, 80, Mediapolis, died July 10, 2003, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. The daughter of Clarence and Gertrude Sorenson Smith, she was born January 22, 1923, at Yarmouth, Iowa. She attended the Yarmouth and Burlington schools. She married Burdell William Flaar on October 18, 1941, at Hannibal, Missouri; he died September 24, 1994.
She was a homemaker as well as had worked at the IAAP during World War II, cleaned houses, and did in-home daycare work. She enjoyed gardening, orchard care and playing cards. She was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include one daughter; Barbara and Jeff Kerr of Mediapolis; one son, Larry Flaar of Yerrington, Nevada; six grandsons; four great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Elizabeth Mowell of Burlington and Sandra King of LaHarpe, Illinois; sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, and four brothers.
The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with the Revs. John Gaulke and Frank Beaty officiating. Interment followed at the Kossuth Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home and the family met with friends in the evening.