Vera Mae McCabe

Vera Mae McCabe

June 17, 1942 - March 08, 2023

Vera Mae McCabe, 80, of Nashville, Tennessee and former area resident passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Tennessee, surrounded by her family.

Vera was born on June 17, 1942, in Troy, Iowa, the daughter of William and Eva (Brewer) Freshour. As a young child she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She was united in marriage to Earl Dean McCabe and they settled in Fairfield and raised their five children. They later divorced. While she lived in Fairfield she worked at Chain and Cable until they closed. Vera then moved to Nashville, Tennessee. She began working at Nashville Wire and Whirlpool. Vera later found her passion at the Gingerbread House Day Care Center, retiring at the age of 78. Vera loved watching reruns of Gunsmoke, The Rifleman and Marty Stuart & Connie Smith country music shows. Vera never forgot her roots; she loved coming to Iowa to visit family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, Earl (Rochelle) McCabe of Fairfield, Linda (Stacy) Hunt of Nashville, Tennessee, Jane (Jim) Miller of Wayland, and Kenny (Bev) McCabe of Junction City, Kansas, along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Carol Kiefer, grandsons, Shae McCabe and Jeremy Rogers, great grandson, Dakota Kiefer and her brothers and sisters, Mary Graves, Joe Freshour, Kathy Freshour, Jack Freshour, Dena Richardson, Gale Patterson and Helen Freshour.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with Pastor David Forrester officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery rural Wayland. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until service time on Saturday at the Murphy Funeral Home. A memorial has been established in her memory.

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