ZANESVILLE Verna L. Shirer, 99, of Zanesville passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Oaks of North Pointe in Zanesville.
She was born November 26, 1919 in Zanesville, the daughter of Elmer and Bertha (Matheney) Wise. She married Robert W. Shirer on November 21, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1988.
Verna was a homemaker and worked for the East Muskingum Schools for many years. She was a member of the Sonora United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Verna enjoyed bowling, playing cards and was a great cake decorator. She most enjoyed feeding and taking care of her family.
She is survived by her children, Larry (Inez) Shirer of Wooster and Jackie Shirer of Zanesville; a daughter-in-law, Linda Shirer of Indiana; grandchildren, Rick, Cindy, Mike, Wendy, Scott, Shayla, Todd, Jay T, Jason and Misti; 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son Bob Shirer and three brothers, Harold, Lawrence and Willard Wise.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Sonora United Methodist Church, 4540 Old Country Lane, Zanesville, OH 43701 with Rev. Roger Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Paul Cemetery in Sonora.
Friends will be received on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the church.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Sonora United Methodist Church.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Sonora United Methodist Church, 4540 Old Country Lane, Zanesville, OH 43701
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sonora United Methodist Church
Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Sonora United Methodist Church, 4540 Old Country Lane, Zanesville