Vera Louise Imhoff

February 14, 1924 ‒ December 12, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Vera Louise Imhoff, 91, of Galion passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.

She was born February 14, 1924 in West Frankfort, Illinois and was the daughter of Ernest B. and Lennie (Smith) Chance.

Vera was educated in Chicago schools and attended Gregg Business College specializing in law. She worked in various law firms in Chicago. After her marriage, she worked for Howard F. Burns, Sr. Partner of Baker, Hostetler & Patterson in Cleveland.

On July 19, 1952, she married John Clawson Imhoff, whom she met on a blind date while he was in graduate school at the University of Chicago. They enjoyed nearly 54 years of marriage until his passing on March 26, 2006.

While Vera lived in Galion she was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was active in many church activities. She was also a member of Jr. Women’s Club, Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout leader PTA’s and an avid golfer in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Pittsburgh, PA, Montclair, N.J., Stonington, Ct. and Galion.

Vera was a member of Galion Community Hospital Auxiliary, Galion Country Club, Neighborhood Garden Club and the former Sirosis Club.

She is survived by sons Jeffrey C. (Laura) Imhoff of Walden, New York and Judson C. (Satsuki) Imhoff of Aiea, Hawaii; daughter Jane C. Imhoff Michelini of Milford, New Jersey; grandchildren Joli Imhoff Flores, Myles and Chase Imhoff, Spencer and Nicolas Michelini and great-granddaughter Ivy Marie Imhoff and sister-in-law Jewell Parton Chance, Joliet, Illinois.

Vera was preceded in death by her sisters, Imogene Watson, Gwendolyn Lucik and her brother, Ernest B. Chance II.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Health Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Vera Imhoff, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Your mom was so special to our family. We have so many fond memories of sharing Thanksgiving both at my mom’s house, your house and then my house! Everyone who met your mom just loved her. She could talk to anyone! I remember my mom used to say how much she loved to be with Aunt Vera because she always had so much to say! And what a wonderful cook she was!!! There’s just so many wonderful thoughts I have of her. She always had such a beautiful smile. I can only hope to to look and feel as good as your mom did for for so many years. It’s been a really blessing to have been part of her life. You are a very lucky family. Love you all!

    Love, Jodi, Tom, Rachel and Kelli.

  • I met Vera and John while employed at the Galion Country Club. What two wonderful people , they were always so kind to me and my staff. I would bartend for them when they hosted parties at their home and they would always show me pictures and speak so fondly of their family. Vera will be sadly missed but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to your families.
    Lisa Dye

  • Jane, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother, Vera. I have fond memories of her and your father from church. With deepest sympathy, Patricia Everly

  • To all the family….So sorry to hear of Vera’s passing, she will be sadly missed. All who had the privilege of knowing Vera loved her. John and Vera were both special to me and my late husband, Charles.