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Vera Callam
Pawnee City , NE

Vera Viola (Slater) Callam of Pawnee City, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Pawnee Manor at the age of 101. She was born on January 9, 1911 on a farm in Richardson County to George and Cora Slater.  She attended elementary and high school in Richardson and Pawnee County.
Vera was married to Reuben Callam October 21, 1928 at Seneca, Kansas.  They were members of the Evangilical  United Brethen Church and Vera was active in the Ladies Aid and Home Extention Clubs for over 50 years.
Vera was employed for a time at the Star Café in Pawnee City.
In 1971 they left the farm, moving into Pawnee City where Vera was employed at the PawneeCity Manor until her retirement and she then moved to the Pawnee Village where she lived until September 2006.  Vera enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, traveling, crocheting, quilting, watching Sports and playing cards and bingo.
Vera was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Reuben (1979), and infant daughter, grandson Russell Oenbring and Roger Oenbring.
She leaves to mourn her passing her children, Leota Mae Kreifel, Shirley Lou Oenbring, Nathan A. Callam and wife Mary , grandchildren, Randall Oenbring, Gregory Kreifel, Ardella Sue Huber, Denise Schmelzle, Lisa Fritch, Michael Callam, Mary Catherine Buss, and Diane Dell, 17 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Officiating Reverend Duane Westing.  Visitation Friday, February 10, 2012 from Noon-8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Interment at the Du Bois Cemetery, Du Bois, Nebraska.  Memorials to family choice.  On line condolence may be left at

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