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Verna Lee Whitmer

November 17, 1947 ~ January 18, 2017 (age 69)

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Verna L. Whitmer, 69, of Rimersburg, PA., passed away January 18, 2017 at Clarion Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in New Bethlehem, November 17, 1947 to the late Charles Vern and Phyllis Snyder Smith.

Verna was a longtime resident of Rimersburg and was protestant by faith. She retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Clarion in 2002 after 25 years.

Verna was married to the late Robert Lee Whitmer on June 19, 1966 and whom preceded her on June 29, 1991.

Verna enjoyed crocheting, was an avid collector of Santa Clause figurines and loved collecting owls. Verna especially loved working in her flower gardens.

She is survived by a daughter, Cassandra (David) Fetzner of Erie, PA,. sons, Robert (Jackqueline Hosey) Whitmer Jr. of Rimersburg; Marshall (Alexandria) Whitmer of Rimersburg; Skylor (Amanda Claypoole) Perez of Rimersburg; and longtime companion, Edward Perez of Rimersburg.

Eleven grandchildren: Desirée, Paige and Donte Whitmer; Ava, Anna, and Boden Fetzner; Aiden, Jackson, and Sylis Perez; Maredith and Sloan Whitmer. Great-grandchildren, Brentley and Brynley Forsythe.

Brothers; Dennis (Shirley) Smith, David (Betsy) Smith, and Leslie Smith; Sisters: Marilyn Zuranik and Debra (Mike) Heim.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Russell Whitmer in 1997, and 3 infant sisters and an infant brother.

Verna’s family requests memorial donations be made in her honor to the Clarion Cancer Center or the Rimersburg Public Library.



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