Vera B. Volmer Diskin, 91, St. Paul, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born May 30, 1918, in St. Paul to George and Rose Knott Volmer. She grew up in St. Paul where she attended Odell Country School and was a 1937 graduate of St. Francis High School.
She and Patrick Diskin Jr. were married on Nov. 20, 1939, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1984.
Following marriage, the Diskins farmed in St. Paul where they raised their family of six children. Mrs. Diskin also worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in Parsons from 1967 until retiring in 1981.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul, the Altar Society, and 60-year member of Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting, growing flowers and gardening. She especially enjoyed cooking for her grandchildren and will be fondly remembered for her delicious homemade cinnamon rolls and noodles.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas P. and Martha Diskin, Gainesville, Texas, Charles M. and Judy Diskin, St. Paul, Verl and Carol Diskin, Walnut, and David and Jean Diskin, Girard; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Paula and A.J. Goodsel, St. Clair, Mich., and Rose Mary “Rosie” and Ron Stevens, Independence; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a brother, Cecil Volmer, St. Paul; and two sisters, Rosemary O’Toole, Girard, and Clara Belle Ebert, Flush.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Bill Volmer; and a sister, Garnett Boaz.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons. The Daughters of Isabella rosary will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the church. The Parish rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church where the family will receive friends immediately following.
Contributions to St. Francis Catholic Church or Prairie Mission Retirement Village Activity Fund may be made in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.