Vera G. Busselle, 96, of Woodstock, IL, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock.
She was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Jasonville, to Job C. and Essie Mae (McCammon) Anderson. She married Arthur E. Busselle on June 10, 1950, in Indiana. Arthur passed away in August 1982.
She graduated from Linton High School in Indiana in 1931.
She earned her A.B. Degree from DePauw University in Indiana in 1935 and her M.L.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 1941. She served as a school librarian in two high schools for 10 years in Indiana and Indiana State Library for 10 years. She worked for 27 years at World Book Encyclopedia Research Library. After her retirement, she worked part time for a few years at School District 12 in Johnsburg and for 24 years at Woodstock Public Library. When she retired from the Woodstock library in March 2009 at the age of 96, she was the oldest employee of the city of Woodstock and was among the oldest working professional librarians in the United States. She traveled widely, was an avid sports fan, and had a gift for making and keeping friends.
Survivors include a sister, Mary E. Wolfe of Linton; a niece, Linda G. Wolfe of New Albany, Ind.; a stepson, James Busselle of Dunedin, Fla.; two nephews, Richard R. Anderson of Vernon, and Roger Alvis of Midway Park, N.C.; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Anderson of Terre Haute.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother, Job W. Anderson.
A gathering in her memory to celebrate her journey will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the Gardens of Woodstock, 5211 Swanson Road, Woodstock, IL.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to DePauw University Annual Fund, P.O. Box 37, Greencastle, IN, 46135-0037; or to Woodstock Public Library, 414 W. Judd St., Woodstock, IL 60098.