Dec. 11, 1936-June 27, 2012
Verna I. Bible, 75, of Lima, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos.
She was born Dec. 11, 1936, in Uniopolis to Delmar and E. June (Thompson) Epps. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother, now E. June Huston, survives in Lima.
On May 18, 1957, she married Robert L. “Bob” Bible Sr., who survives.
Survivors also include son Robert L. “Bobbie” Bible Jr., of Tiffin; daughters Patricia Stuart of Holiday, Fla., Debra Conner of Lima and Tamara (Stephen) Kraft of Elida; sister Roberta Bible of Lima; grandchildren Maggie, Melissa, Jennifer, Ryan, Michelle, Danny, Michael and Andrea; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jack E. Huston; and a great-grandson, Matthew E. Craft.
Mrs. Bible was a 1955 graduate of Lima South High School. She had been a clerk and sales associate with the Leader Store and Elder Beerman for many years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed reading, bowling and knitting. She also enjoyed teaching her grandchildren how to play cards, until they started beating her at her own game. Then she accused them of cheating and refused to play with them anymore. She will be dearly missed by her family. She loved her dog, Shelby.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation, Eastside Chapel. The Rev. Jerry Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice or Vancrest Healthcare Center.