Verna V. Redman, 99, of Herrick passed away at 2:00 p.m. Thursday (January 27, 2011) at the Heritage Manor in Pana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church in Herrick with Pastor Jay Huddleston officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday in the church. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery in Herrick. Memorials may be made to the Pana Community Hospital or the Heritage Manor, Pana. Arrangements are by Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden.
Verna was born July 10, 1911 to Joseph and Mary (Sarver) Corley of Herrick where she lived her entire life. She married Ted C. Redman August 25, 1929 and he preceded her in death August 2, 1956.
She was a member of the Herrick Methodist Church and along with her husband worked for the Nickel Plate Railroad. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, quilting, playing pinochle, dominoes, and watching the Cubs.
Surviving are her children, Mildred Seely (Dean) of Decatur, Joan “Toodles” Davis of Herrick, Mary “Topsy” Strain (Stan) of Ramsey and Leo Dean “Firp” Redman (Elaine) of Hamilton, MT; grandchildren, Mike Seely of Louisville, Patty Beeson of Newburgh, IN, David Taniges of Owaneco, Vicki Nash of Ramsey, Carla Bohm of Decatur, Kelly Kapper of Decatur and Brandy Hower of Springfield, MO. She also leaves 14 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren with one due in February. She also leaves her friend, Wanda Riley who was her faithful caregiver for ten years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers.
Granny did many things well, but what she did best was be a loving mother and grandmother to all of us who loved and adored her by teaching us by example how to live, love, and honor each other. By her leaving, we are left with a huge hole in our hearts and our lives, but we know she is finally walking on streets of gold. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.