Verla M. Gingerich |

Verla M. Gingerich

Verla M. Gingerich entered into heaven Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Parkview Manor in Wellman at the age of 83 years. Verla was born Jan. 24, 1922, near Millersburg, Iowa, to Leon and Hazel (King) Cover. She graduated from North English High School in 1939. She met Vern Gingerich in Iowa City. They married in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 9, 1944, where Vern was stationed there in the Navy. Upon his discharge, they moved to Manitou Springs. They moved to Grand Junction in 1957, then to Rifle in 1964. Verla and her daughter, Kathy, moved to Wellman, Iowa, in 2000 to be closer to Verla’s family. She enjoyed quiet times at home, and she also enjoyed playing golf, working crossword puzzles and coloring with her great grandson, Wyatt. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Verla is survived by her daughter, Kathy Wells, of Wellman; granddaughter Angela (Sean) Thompson, of Kalona, Iowa; great-grandson Wyatt of Kalona; grandson Glen Wells of Kingston, Wash.; stepson Terry (Anita) Gingerich of Deming, N.M.; a sister, Mildred (Lyle) Wade, of Wellman; a brother, Kenneth (LaVonne) Cover of West Des Moines; brothers-in-law Wayne and Clayton Gingerich, of California; and many nieces, nephews and friends in Iowa, Colorado and California. Verla was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vern, in 1998, after 54 years of marriage; and a sister, Velma Van.Funeral services were Saturday at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle, with a graveside service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.Condolences may be sent to the family at

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