Vera Scheibe Mikush died Saturday, Nov.16 at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Md. She was 85.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Karl Scheibe and Maria Therese Goebel Scheibe. Vera had been a branch manager for Household Finance Corp. in Glen Burnie and Bowie, Md., and had worked with the company for 17 years before retiring to Ocean Pines, Md.

She then began a retirement career for more than 10 years as a rural postal carrier and was affectionately known as the German Mail Lady. She had been a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin and had attended the Church of the Holy Apostle in Catonsville, Md., upon moving to Charlestown Retirement Community. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Ocean Pines and the Episcopal Church Women, was a lector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and a choir member at St. Paul’s, Worcester Chorale and the Pines Tones. She loved music, people, board games and making others happy. She was an active resident of Charlestown Retirement Community until Parkinson’s took away her mobility and began to slow her daily routines.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Thornton Marshall Embrey, and her second husband, her love, Victor Edward Mikush. She is survived by her three daughters, Vera C. Dello Russo and her husband Walter (Bucko) Dello Russo of Martha’s Vineyard, Carla J. Tyler and her husband Lyon Tyler III of Radnor, Pa., and Catherine E. Janson and her husband Charles of Clarksville, Md. Oma, as she was lovingly called by many, is also survived by six grandchildren, Andrea Dello Russo, Matthew Dello Russo and his wife Paula, Madison Tyler, Asa Tyler, Sophia Janson and Tess Janson, and three great-grandchildren: Summer Riordan, Hudson Riordan and Ruby Dello Russo. 
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Retirement Community. The Rev. Dr. Katrina L. Grusell will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church columbarium in Berlin, Md. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at