- 88 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 9, 1927
- Date of passing: Feb 17, 2016
|Let the memory of Verna be with us forever|
We miss you, Verna!
Verna was born on October 9th, 1927 in Michigan. In the 1940's, she met the love of her life, Meyer Datlow. They married and spent many happy years together, until Meyer's death in 1995. She and Meyer brought warmth and joy to her family as well as her extended family of nephews and nieces. Over time that extended family grew to include grand nephews, nieces, and eventually grand-grand nephews and nieces!
Verna loved the time she spent in Ocean City, Maryland, where she would make sure to get coconut Fractured Prune donut, and just the right (for her) kind of fudge from Candy Kitchen. She would play card games with the kids, mostly poker, and she could always be counted on to take the kids on wild rides that scared off the other adults. Verna could spend hours on the boardwalk playing arcade poker, handing over her winnings to the kids in the group so they could pick out prizes with the tokens. We counted on her to join us in our miniature golf adventures, where she consistently finished in last place!
We fondly remember her passion for knitting. Everyone has at least one of her blankets on their bed and they are treasured possessions. We also remember days spent at their country home in Spottsyvania, Virginia, pulling out tree stumps and keeping an eye out for crocodiles (and watching the crows eat the corn and other crops Verna and Meyer kept trying to grow). We always looked forward to the pot of chili Verna would have cooking on the stove. When she wasn't making her own chili, Verna could often be found with the rest of us at Hard Times Cafe eating chili mac there. Verna was part of a vocal minority preferring Cincinnati style to Texas style!
Verna's positive outlook and determination will be missed. We are all enriched in our lives by her life and she will live on in our memories.
"I think about Verna and miss her each day. She would have loved it here! The flowers and butterflies remind me of her.."
"I think about Verna everyday."
"I miss her so.. We talked once a day and exchanged family information as well as news, tv shows and weather. We included her in every family holiday and events .We said goodbye to Meyer together . She had more courage to live than anyone I have ever known. She wanted to come to Florida and watch the dragonflies. I had a room and yellow( she like color happy) pillows for her. She loved our family and we loved her. She is irreplaceable....."
"Verna was a wonderful example to all that knew her of living life with both humility and a quiet strength of character."
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