Vera B. Claus, 89 of Angola, passed away peacefully Sunday May 8th, 2022 at the Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Angola. Vera was born June 26th, 1932 in Fort Wayne IN, a daughter of the late George and Hazel (Chapman) Butt. Vera was a member of the Nevada Mills United Methodist Church. She graduated from New Haven High School in 1950 and married her high school sweetheart Robert K Claus in 1952. Spending most of her adult life in New Haven, Vera enjoyed playing golf, bowling and gardening. She was also an avid Indiana University basketball and football fan. She was married to Bob just under 70 years. She is survived by three daughters, Julianne V (Lee A) Marucci of West Chester, OH, Suzanne M Claus (Bobby W Shaw) of Big Pine Key, FL and Barbara A (David A) Short of Fremont, IN; 4 grandchildren Cassandra L (Sean) Woodmansee, Heather M (Jake) Heap, Derek A (Melissa) Marucci and Kyle B Marucci; 6 great grandchildren Kendall M Heap, Lukas R Heap, Charlotte J Heap, Leah C Heap, Abigail B Heap and Abel I Woodmansee. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother Ted Butt. Memorial service will be held on Sunday June 5th at Pinnington Funeral Home in Auburn, IN (502 N Main St.) with visitation from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and service beginning at 4:00 p.m. Dinner will follow at the Bridgewater Golf Club, The Water’s Edge. Memorial donations may be made to the Nevada Mills United Methodist Church Angola (4710 W. Bachelor Rd). Service will be streamed afterwards at www.pinningtonfh.com.