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Verna L. Humphrey, 85, of Coal Grove, OH, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, in Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, KY.
She was born February 27, 1932, in Lawrence County, OH, a daughter of the late Selby Conaway and Helen Littlejohn Conaway. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles "Bunk" Conaway.
Verna was a telephone operator for Ohio Bell, worked at Parsons Department Store in Ashland, was the owner of Harmon's Grocery in Forestdale, OH, retired as a truant officer at Dawson-Bryant Schools in Coal Grove, was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended Coal Grove United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Neal Humphrey; a daughter, Christine Lynn (Harmon) Thomas of Ashland; a sister, Lois (William) Webb of Coal Grove; a half-brother, William Grounds of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren, Heather Lynn (Todd) Moore, Sarah Elizabeth (Bart) Lemaster, Hyatt Anthony (Macaela) Clarke and Tiffany Johnson; and six great-grandchildren, Brody Moore, Layton Henry, Whitley Henry, Bryce Lemaster, Caleb Clarke and Maddie Johnson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, OH, with Pastor Brad Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, OH.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice in Ashland.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at slackandwallace.com.
Published on January 15, 2018
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