Verdie Phillips, 89, formerly of Fayette and West Unity, Ohio, died June 10, 2017, at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier, Ohio, where she resided since October 2016. For 14 years prior to the nursing home, Verdie resided at the home of her daughter, Diana Judy, in West Unity.
Verdie was born in Logan, W.V., on Jan. 25, 1928, the daughter of Zora and Ida Bell (Elliott) Finley. She and her husband, Sherwood, moved to Fayette in 1961, and she gained employment soon after at the former Fayette Tubular Products where she worked for 30 years before retirement. Verdie was a longtime member of the former Fayette Bible Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherwood; a daughter, Brenda Judy; and a grandson, Michael (Woody) Henderson.
She is survived by her daughter, Diana (and Randall) Judy of West Unity; six grandchildren, Jennifer (and Allen) Kunesh of Edgerton, Ohio, Jacob (and Chris) Judy of West Unity, Amanda Leidy of West Unity, Jessica (and Jason) Taylor of Hillsdale, Mich., Krista Judy of Waldron, Mich., and Gary “Butch” Parry of Wauseon, Ohio; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. Visitation is scheduled from noon until the time of service. A private family graveside service will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.