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“Merlin, Carolyn and all the rest, sorry to learn of Vera's death, but we are sure she made a safe landing in heaven. I have delightful memories of...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Green

“Sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you during this time. Treasure the many happy memories. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Janis Schuberth

“Vera Fields was like a grandma to all of us who grew up in the McPherson FM church. She was sweet, greeted me with a smile and a hug and always made...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carla Hall

“I know there was rejoicing in heaven when Mrs. Fields made her entrance. She is such a dear saint and will always treasure her friendship. I loved...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ellen Hackathorn

“Dear Carolyn, I was sorry to hear about your loss. I didn't know your mother except to recognize her when she visited Aldersgate. I do know what a...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Carol Warford

“We are sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. May you feel the closeness of our heavenly Father during this time. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Rick and Frances Wyatt

“We are thinking of all of you today. We have fond memories of Vera. She was so kind and always had a smile. Hold onto all of your great memories;...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Betty and Larry Gearheart

“Dear Carolyn and Family, Your Mom was so dear. I'm glad for the times I got spend with her - and that she was a part of your lives for so many years...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Beverly Hershberger

“Mrs. Fields was so kind to me while I attended Central College. I can remember spending a few Sunday afternoons with her making cookies. She...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Sorenson

“Carolyn and family, You know how much I loved your mom!! I made a beeline over when I knew she was in town. I visited her at McPherson several...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Sorenson


Vera E. Fields, 94, of McPherson, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2008, at The Cedars, McPherson. Vera was born on November 16, 1913, in Dickinson County, Kansas, the daughter of Parkhurst James and Sadie (Pomeroy) Postlewait. She graduated from Minneapolis (KS) High School in 1932. She received an Associate Degree from Central College in McPherson.

On June 5, 1939, Vera was united in marriage to Russell Oren Fields in Iola, Kansas. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1971. She was a farm wife, taught school in southeast Kansas, worked as a proof reader for the Ulysses Daily News, and worked as a sales clerk for the Babyland store in McPherson.

Vera attended the Church of God in Ulysses, Kansas, was a member of the McPherson Free Methodist Church, served as a 4-H Leader in Grant County, KS, taught piano lessons, and was a member of the Cimarron H.D.U. in Grant County, KS.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at the Free Methodist Church, McPherson with Rev. Deb Somerville & Rev. Tom Griffith officiating. Graveside service will be on Monday, Sept. 15, at 1:30 PM at the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, KS. Visitation with the family present will be from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Sunday, Sept. 14, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.

Survivors include: son, Merlin Fields and wife, Marilyn, of McPherson, KS; daughter, Carolyn Hawkins and husband, James, of Kansas City, KS; daughter-in-law, Gail Fields of Ft. Worth, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Russell Oren Fields, a son, Charles R. Fields, and four sisters and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be given to Central Christian College of Kansas or Hospice Care of Kansas in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.