Violet Marie Herbst, 83, Nevada, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Kansas City, Kan., to Bryan J. Wilson and Loretta Mae Slaymaker Wilson. She married Francis J. Herbst on Sept. 3, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1986.
She lived in Vernon County since 1972 in Sheldon. She moved to Nevada in 1983 and lived the remainder of her life here. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, Francis Herbst, Sheldon, Clifton Herbst, Fritch, Texas, and William Herbst, Roach, Mo.; one daughter, Loretta Herbst, Nevada; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, one sister, and one stepbrother.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Anthony Pileggi officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 10-11 a.m., Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.