Verna L. Gurley
METROPOLIS, Ill. — Mrs. Verna L. Gurley, age 91, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away at 6:03 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis. Rev. David Deem will officiate. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Verna was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Metropolis.
Verna is survived by a daughter, Theresa Jones and husband Gary of Olive Branch, Miss.; one son, Gene Gurley and wife Linda of Metropolis, Ill.; five grandchildren, Candace VanderBoegh and husband Kevin of Paducah, Ky., Hunter Richardson and wife Shannon of Oxford, Miss., Ben Richardson of Olive Branch, Miss., McKenzie Bruer and husband Jeremy of Arlington, Ky., and Ashlee Busclas and husband Marty of Maryville, Ill.; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lawanda Farris of Metropolis, Ill., Freda Fuqua of Marion, Ohio, Mary Collins of Bruce, Miss.; two brothers, Lloyd Fick of Metropolis, Ill., and John Fick of Vienna, Ill.; several nieces and nephews, including one special niece, Linda Sielbeck of Grand Chain, Ill.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Lydia (Hinners) Fick; her husband of 57 years, Walter “Buck” Gurley; and one brother, Ed Fick.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater IL Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial/Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9956.
Pallbearers will be Robert Fick, Hunter Richardson, Ben Richardson, Jeremy Bruer, Larry Markus, and Lee Markus.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jackson Bruer, Jarren Bruer, Jayden Bruer, and Marty Busclas.