Kathleen Marie Vera

December 24, 1945May 19, 2019

Kathleen Marie Vera of Holt, Michigan passed away on May 19, 2019. Kathleen was born on December 24, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh & Olive Wiggins.

Kathleen graduated from Trenton High School in 1964 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree (1967) and Master’s Degree (1968) in Library Science from the University of Michigan. Kathleen began her career here in the Lansing Area as the Inter-loan Librarian for Ingham County Library and finished her career working from home for Verdata Services.

Throughout her life she exemplified loving unconditionally, fighting for what you love, and always being kind and humble.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 33 years, Jose L. Vera; children Lori Bolley-Majeske, Howard Scripter and Katie Jo Vera; grandchildren Carli Bolley, Makaila Bolley, and Abel Scripter; great-grandchildren Ariana and Antonio Vinton; brother Ron Wiggins (Patsy); sisters Nancy Wiggins, Dana McWilliams (John), Marilyn Wolpert (Greg), and Barbara Niemi (James); brothers and sisters-in-law of the Vera family.

A visitation for Kathleen will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 1010 South Lansing Street, Mason, Michigan 48854, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Vera family.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 23, 2019


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Kristine Kisthart

May 22, 2019

Howard, Lori , Katie , Joe & Tiffany .... Im so very sorry for your loss. Kathleen was such a bright , gentle, caring soul. Everyone who knew her loved her. Even though she gave me her choc chip cookie secret multiple times i havent nailed it yet :) . She was so very proud of all of her kids and radiated when in your presence. I adore the photo chosen as i can almost still hear her laugh. Please accept my sincerest condolences and I pray god gives you all strength to get through the next few days and please keep bubbling up the happy memories they will help give you peace.
Lots of Love to you all and Big Hugs Miss yas - Kristine

Alyssa Miller

May 21, 2019

Aunt Kathleen,
I never told you how good it made me feel when you would recognize my sadness or how you never seemed to pass judgement on things I did. You always made sure to let me know if Katie would be at a family event or just showed interest in what I was up to. You are one of the nicest people that has passed through my life and I will never forget that small impact you made.
Love and miss you

Jann Gallagher

May 20, 2019

Kathleen was one of the most kindest, caring person ,that I was privileged to know. May God hold you in the palm of His hand🌹

Julie Vera-Miller

May 20, 2019

Dear Kathleen,
Thank you for being part of our family, your yearly Christmas cards, occasional letters and taking care of Mom. You added to the family with your positive attitude and I am thankful that you were a part of my life. Warm Regards, Julie