Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Vera Kay Gerecke, 55, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton on Friday, May 27, 2022. She was born July 11, 1966, in Carrollton, to Harry and Mary (Meyer) Gerecke.

She was a registered nurse at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Vera loved to read and spend time with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Gerecke of Bunker Hill; siblings, Rob Gerecke of Algonquin, Maggie (Terry) Brooks of Cuba, Anthony (Juli) Gerecke of Bunker Hill; nieces, Mckayla, Emmy, Ashley, Katie, Jessie; and nephews, Griffin, Garrett, and Devyn. Vera was preceded in death by her father.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill is in charge of arrangements.

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