Vera Comstock


October 5, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Vera Maxine (Bain) Comstock, 99, of Colony, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Countryview Nursing Home, Prescott, where she lived the last eight years. Vera was born to Floris and Edna (Brown) Bain on Aug. 29, 1916 in Colony.
Vera grew up on what is known as the Bain Farm East of Colony. She attended a one room school known as the Liztown School until graduating from the eighth grade. She told many stories of riding her beloved horse, Petty, to school. She graduated from Colony High School in 1935 as valedictorian. After graduation from high school, she attended Pittsburg State University where a professor invited her to her Sunday School class. She accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized at the church where her professor was a great Christian mentor to her.
With one year of college, she took her first teaching job at Gallia School, a one room schoolhouse located north of Colony. It was while teaching at Gallia School that Orval Comstock and Vera met and later married on May 21, 1938, at Iola. After her three sons were in school, Vera went back to teaching. She taught at Mildred and later many years at Colony. Vera finished her college degree attending summers and nights at Allen County Community College and Emporia State Teachers College where she was one of the top nine students out of 244 students. She also helped her husband with farming any way she could while keeping up with many needs of her children and home.
Vera belonged and often served as an officer in many Colony Clubs. She also conducted a Good News Club weekly in her home for 18 years. She would often teach the children Bible stories and Bible songs while playing the keyboard.
When she retired, she traveled to Israel, Denmark, and took mission trips to South America with OMS Missionary Society. Vera and a friend also loved to visit and hold Bible studies with people in Iola nursing homes.
She will always be known for her infectious laugh and determination to live life to the fullest. She believed to live one day at a time trusting her Lord and Savior.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Orval Comstock; parents, Floris and Edna Bain; two sisters, Yvonne McGhee and Fern McKee; brother, Bill Bain; great-granddaughters, Danielle Rae Comstock and Marissa Grace Hendrix.
She is survived by her three sons and their spouses, Donald Comstock and wife Pat, Kansas City, Kan., David Comstock and wife Glenda, Colony, John Comstock and wife Karen, Ottawa, ; one sister, Carol Chroust and husband Jim, Wilmington, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Leslie Benson and husband Bruce, Kansas City, Kan., Staci Bland and husband Don, Canada, Shawn Comstock, Burlington, Audra Miller, Joplin, Mo., Michelle Hendrix, Colony, Kim Smith and husband Jason, Wellsville, John E. Comstock and wife Amy, Gardner; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Thursday, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Colony. Burial will follow in the Colony Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colony Ballpark Association.
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