Verna House, 95, died Sept. 4, 2013, at Via Christi Village.
She was born May 17, 1918, to Anna Mae Bryant Sneed and Vernon H. Sneed.
She married Chester “Chet” House Oct. 2, 1937, in Haviland. He died Sept. 4, 1994.
She was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated Haviland High School in 1936.
She retired in 1983 after working 18 years as the deputy county clerk for Seward County.
She joined the First United Methodist Church where she belonged to the Friendship Sunday School Class and then the Good Samaritan Class. She also participated in the church’s Silver Bells choir.
She was president and life member of the PTA, enjoyed monthly pitch parties with Lucky 13 Pitch Club and was past noble grand of the Liberal Rebekah Lodge.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting.
She is survived by her three children, Chester House, Ponca City, Jim House, Tulsa, and Cheryl Hillman and husband, Bill, Ponca City; three grandchildren, Denise Hillman Arizpe and husband, Dan, Round Rock, Texas, Brian Hillman and wife, Jenni, Piedmont, and Jamie House and husband, Andy Dyer, Houston; great-grandchildren, Jayna and Billy Arizpe and Doran and Thalen Hillman; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a daughter-in-law, Kay House.
• Graveside service will be Saturday at the Haviland Community Cemetery, with nephew Steve House of Haltom City, Texas, presiding.
The family will gather to greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Trout Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested in Mrs. House’s name to the First United Methodist Church, Sixth at Central, Ponca City, OK 74601.