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Verna South

May 1, 2009


Verna Marie (Seward) South, age 85, of Chesterfield, MO, died in St. Andrews Hospice, Chesterfield, MO, on Monday, May 1, 2009, after suffering a stroke.

She was born November 14, 1923, the daughter of Lloyd and Marie Seward of Revere, MO, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Richard South, of Chesterfield, MO; a son, Michael South and his wife, Sarah, of Chesterfield, MO; a daughter, Janet Fuller and her husband, Braxton, of Los Gatos, CA; four grandchildren: Jason Munshi-South of New York, NY, Mathew South of Denver, CO, and Michael Souths younger children, Benjamin and Juliana South of Cheserfield, MO; a great-grandson, Kiran Munshi-South of New York, NY, son of Jason and Versha Munshi-South; a sister-in-law, Virginia Rider of Indianapolis, IN; as well as other relatives.

Verna graduated from Revere High School in 1941 and attended Culver Stockton College in Canton, MO, where she majored in Accounting. On September 10, 1944, she was united in marriage to Richard N. South at the home of the bride. Verna and Richard had previously spent twelve years growing up together as students at Revere School.

She taught a Sunday school class for several years for younger children at the Revere Community Church and was also active in the Youth Fellowship program. She was head bookkeeper for a number of years for the businesses she and Richard operated, Seward Lumber Co. of Revere, MO and Kahoka Lumber Co. of Kahoka, MO.

When Richard retired, he sold the Kahoka Lumber Co. to Kahoka resident, Mick Wood.

In retirement, Dick and Verna spent many fine years in Revere and each winter traveled to South Padre Island, TX in their motor home in which they lived from November to March, enjoying the mild Texas winter. In 2006, Verna and Richard moved from Revere to Chesterfield, MO to live in the home next door to their son, Michael.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka. Burial was in the Revere Cemetery.

Memorials were suggested to the Revere Community Center or the Revere Fire Department.

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