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Obituaries

February 10, 2014

Verna White

OTTUMWA — Verna White, 94, formerly of 1103 Monroe St., died February 8, 2014, at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born September 5, 1919, in Lexington, Mo., to Arthur Clyde and Wanda Daugherty Brockert. She married David Harmen Schmelzenbach. He preceded her in death. She married Donald White October 31, 1964. He preceded her in death on June 15, 1992.

Verna was a member of Ottumwa Baptist Temple.

Surviving are her daughter, Wanda (Bobby) Whatley of Ottumwa; stepdaughter Elizabeth Brandon of Marengo and stepson Dale (Donna) White of Cedar Rapids; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur Ray Schmelzenbach; and a daughter, Elverna Louise Holcomb; a granddaughter; a brother, Lloyd Leo Brockert.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ottumwa Baptist Temple with Pastor Randy Miller officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ottumwa Baptist Temple.

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