The Pryor Times

December 3, 2013

Obituary- Maner

PRYOR, OK — Vera Bernice (Douglas) Maner, 80, Stillwater, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Born to Bessie and Clarence Douglas, she enjoyed her kids, grandkids, and great-grand kids. They were her joy and her greatest accomplishment in life. She enjoyed her Sundays at Billings First Baptist Church and visiting her special kids at the Billings Fairchild Center where she worked for many years as a floor medical aide. She also loved being outdoors and riding horseback

She is predeceased by her husband C.W.; oldest son, John; son-in-law, Ronnie Procter; parents Bessie and Clarence; stepfather, Charlie Moore; three brothers, Willie, C.B. and Leslie; and three brother-in-laws, Gene Welch, George Benson, and John Murphy.

She is survived by four sisters, Ellen Welch of Quapaw, Elsie Benson of Broken Arrow, Lucille Murphy of Vinita and Regina Jackson and husband, Leroy, of Locust Grove; sister-in-law, JoAnne Douglas of Pryor; five children, Jane Odenwald and husband, Chris, of Billings, Jean Proctor of Beggs, Tina Gingrey and husband David, of Siloam Springs, Ark., son Rick Maner and daughter, Cheryl Maner of Stillwater; seven grandchildren, Angela Salmon and husband Teddy of Beggs, Jeremy Odenwald and wife Heather, of Broken Arrow, Lacey Ayers and husband Corey, of Vinita, Randy Proctor and wife Emilie, Locust Grove, Robby Proctor of Beggs, Laura Mackey and husband Chris of Siloam Springs, Ark. and Whitney Craft and husband Chris of Elm Springs, Ark. and 11 great-grand children, Luke Salmon of Anthony, Kan., Leea Harvey, Trey and Avenida Salmon of Beggs, Shaylen and Tommy Oliver of Vinita, Fenix and Annie Proctor of Locust Grove and Alec Pearson, Roxi and Brylee Mackey of Siloam Springs, Ark.

She will be missed by many friends and acquaintances.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Stillwater Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 2408, Stillwater, OK  74076-2408 or online


Funeral services are today, 2 p.m., at the Locust Grove First Baptist Church. She will be laid to rest at the Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove, next to her husband and son. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting