Verna was an avid bingo player, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and loved to travel, no matter the distance of the trip. She was a member of Norwalk Baptist Church and had been a school bus driver for nearly 30 years. She was fondly referred to as “Grandma School Bus” by many children through the years.
She is survived by her children, Tammy (Bob) Perkins, Debbie (Paul) Hanson, Charles Fortner, Roger Fortner and Mike (Nikki) Maurer; 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Judy) Metheney, Gracie (Bill) Rexrode, Betty (Garry) Sorrell, Harry (Kathy) Metheney, Linda (Joe) Leake and Harlan (Joy) Metheney.
In addition to her parents, Verna was preceded in death by her daughters Carla Fortner and Joyce Gilbert and daughters in-law Kathy Fortner and Jodie Fortner.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 11 am until the time of the 1 pm service at Norwalk Baptist Church, 2084 US Highway 20 West, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Collins Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home in care of the family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting: www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.