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Laura L. Verna 1924-2016
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ELLINWOOD — Laura L. Verna, 91, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. Born Sept. 15, 1924, at West Plains, Mo., she was the daughter of Byrd and Edna (Fry) Ellis.
Laura married Gabriel Verna June 19, 1943 at Pasadena, Calif. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Louise Catholic Church, Covina Calif.
Survivors include her husband, Gabriel Verna, of the home; two daughters: Janice Thielenhaus and her husband Arlyn of Great Bend; and Rita VandenBergh and her husband Hans of Apple Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren: Tammy Lopez and her husband Santa Cruz of Apple Valley, Calif.; Sean Winter of Wichita, Kan.; Ryan Winter and his wife Lesli of San Clemente, Calif.; Tim Thielenhaus and his wife Evelyn of Novato, Calif.; and Mark Thielenhaus and his wife Michelle of Lodi, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren: Bobby Fry Andres Lopez, Madisen Winter, Jade Winter, Grace Winter, Kate Winter; Emily Thielenhaus, Crystal Thielenhaus, Bryden Thielenhaus and Chantel Thielenhaus, and one great-great-granddaughter, Abigail Fry.
Public graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 24, 2016 at Great Bend Cemetery North. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Arlyn Thielenhaus officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to Woodhaven Care Center or St. Louise Catholic Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

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Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530