Verna Catherine Walker Noah, 102, of Pleasant Hill, was born Friday, June 24, 1910, a mile and a half west of Pleasant Hill, the daughter of William Jefferson and Anna Belle (Rollins) Cary. She departed this life at 2:10 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Cass Regional Medical Center surrounded with love and family.
At a young age she and her family moved to Strasburg where they made their home; she graduated from Strasburg High in 1928. As a young lady she loved basketball, baseball, tennis, horses, and dancing.
On April 11, 1931, Verna was united in marriage to Virgil Walker in Pleasant Hill and to this union two children, Charles and Doreen, were born; he preceded her in death in October 5, 1975. On November 27, 1981, she was united in marriage to R.C. Noah in Cheyenne, Wyoming; he preceded her in death in on February 4, 1992. Verna had worked for Prewitt Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney during WWII, the Pleasant Hill Garment Factory; later retiring as an electronics assembler from Bendix in 1975.
Verna had a strong work ethic to which she attributed her long life to. She also lived life to its fullest, enjoying each and every day. She was spunky and full of life always ready for the next adventure. She loved playing cards and spending time with her family.
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church for over 70 years where she had been active in several areas especially the CWF. She was a former member of the Rebekah's and the Bit & Spur Club.
Verna was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Cary and Clyde Cary; and three sisters, Pearl Fitzgeral, Dora Lee Cull, and Blanche Bierent.
She is survived by one son Charles Walker and his wife Linda of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Doreen Weber of Pleasant Hill; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the First Christian Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gerald Bagby, Danny Knox, Jack Parris, Bruce Sloan, Danny Vaughn, and Gene Walker. Honorary casket bearers were Shorty Hamilton, Arlin Vaughn, and Bernie Vaughn.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church Building and may be sent in care of the funeral home.