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Verna M. Schoff 1922-2005


Posted By: David Hellwege (email)
Date: 9/26/2006 at 15:35:16

Verna M. Schoof, age 83 of Boone and the Eastern Star Masonic Home of Boone, entered into rest on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at the Augustana Lutheran Church of Boone with burial to follow at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, in the Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa with Rev. Daniel W. Solomon officiating.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at the Schroeder ~ Walter Funeral Home, Fifth & Story Streets of Boone from 1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Family will be present to greet friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., visitation will continue on Wednesday at the church from 8:30 A.M. to the time of service at 10:00 A.M.

Memorials may be given to the Iowa Hospice, 5650 N.W. Johnston Dr. Suite E, Johnston, Iowa 50131 or the Eastern Star Masonic Home.

Verna was born on March 19, 1922 in Westgate, Iowa to William and Matilda (Bartels) Buhrow. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1939.

After Verna graduated from high school she started working with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Waverly, Iowa. She then worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Santa Barbara, California, and later at Paris Island Telephone Company at Paris Island, South Carolina.

Verna was married to Donald Beebe in 1945 in Waverly, Iowa.

Following his death in 1947, Verna married Donald D. Schoof at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, Iowa on November 28, 1948. Donald and Verna lived in Waverly until 1964 when they moved to Boone.

After she moved to Boone Verna worked for the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store.

Verna was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church of Boone, 50-year member of the Eastern Star No.353 of Waverly, American Legion Auxiliary of Boone and a lifetime member of the Boone County Historical Society. She enjoyed playing cards, bridge and 500.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Raymond and Lloyd; first husband, Donald Beebe; grandson, Jeff Backer; great-granddaughter, Nichole Backer; granddaughter-in-law, Debby Backer; two brothers-in-law, Alfred Meyer and F.C. Grawe.

Verna is survived by her husband, Donald D. Schoof of Boone, Iowa; daughter, Rebecca Backer and her husband Charles of Clarksville, Iowa; daughter, Judith Schoof of Clear Lake, Iowa; daughter, Katherine Majors of Boone, Iowa; son, John Schoof and his wife Pat of San Francisco, California; daughter, Lynn Lauer and her husband Michael of West Union, Iowa; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Arlene Meyer of Waverly, Iowa; sister, Ruth Grawe of Waverly, Iowa; sister, Helen Platte and her husband Harlan of Waverly, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Schroeder ~ Walter Funeral Home, Fifth & Story Streets of Boone is in charge of the arrangements.

[Source: BNR via the WWW; originally published Sept. 27, 2005.]


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