Verna M. Blum

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/25/2012 14:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/26/2012 11:00:00

Verna Mae Newmeyer Blum, age 71, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at her home following a short illness. She was born on September 16, 1940 in Richmond Twp., Huron Co., Ohio to the late John and Bertha (DeWitt) Newmeyer and had been a Plymouth/Willard resident all her life.
She retired from the former Pioneer Rubber Company in Willard, had worked at the Willard Country Inn and helped at her favorite restaurant, Uncle Dudley’s, with catering at the Attica Fair until her retirement. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, enjoyed bowling, playing cards with friends, putting puzzles together, reading newspapers and cooking with her family. She treasured the Christmas season and was an avid collector of Santa Claus memorabilia.
She is survived by her companion, Jim Jones; a son, William Blum; and a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Chris Stephens all of Willard; three grandchildren, Heidi Blum of Attica; Aaron Stephens of Fremont; and Darren and Amanda (Stephens) Ward of Willard; five great grandchildren, Kylie Thornsberry; Elijah Riggs; Gavin Hargis; Kennedy Stephens; and Zayden Ward; a sister, Janice DeWitt; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest C. Blum in 1995; a sister, Phyllis Newmeyer; and a half brother, John Newmeyer.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 AM with Reverend Roger Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Stein Hospice. Online condolences can be made at


Cheryl (Henry) Fink - Mar 26, 2012

Bill, Pat, Heidi, Aaron and Amanda,
I am so sorry to learn of Verna’s passing. She was such a sweet spirit and will be remembered by so many. I hope you can hold on to the sweet memories of her for a very long time.
Cheryl and family

Rhonda & Bill Buckman - Mar 24, 2012

Pat and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Heaven just received another angel to watch over all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
Rhonda & Bill Buckman

Tom & Bertha Wireman - Mar 24, 2012

Pat, Pud and family ,, We are so sorry that you lost a mother a best friend, a grand mother, Verna is with God now and without pain and smiling down on us all, Just remember her smiling face and the memories you have of her the time you went shopping with her the times you had dinners together,and all the good times.

Bill, Pat, and Family - Mar 24, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s illness and passing. Losing a mother is always hard, no matter what age, please remember that she is with God now, in a better place and without pain. Please accept our condolences.
Hal and Pat Newhouse, Arizona

June & Dick Dannemiller - Mar 24, 2012

Jim, Bill, Pat, & Family, Verna was a special woman as you all well know, she was very kind and gentle, she had a sweet spirit that you could see in every one of her smiles. Her family was very important to her and she was very important to everyone who knew her. Please accept our condolences and prayers. We wish you Love and Peace. June & Dick Dannemiller

brenda lillo - Mar 23, 2012

patty and family-so very sorry to hear of your moms passing-praying that GOD helps you thru this difficult time-hang in there…

Angela (Dalton) Grundy - Mar 23, 2012

Bill and Family I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I will always remember her as a very kind and loving person as I know the entire family and anyone that knew her will. Thoughts an prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Sue +Dave Ebersole - Mar 23, 2012

Patty, so sorry to hear of you and your family’s loss. You’re right, another Angel in Heaven. She will be in the soft stars that shine at night, so always look. And memories are a gift from God. May he be with you now. Sue and Dave Ebersole

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Mar 22, 2012

Heidi and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. Please accept our condolences. I worked with her for many years at Pioneer and will always remember her smile and how nice she was despite any circumstances. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. God Bless you and your family.
Dennis and Cynthia Branham
Summertown, Tennessee