Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Verta Lucille Brewton, 90, of Dexter, who passed away July 5, 2012. Interment to follow in South Park Cemetery.
Verta was born March 3, 1922, in Marion, Ill., to Caroll [auth] and Florence Barton, who preceded her in death.
Verta married William Andrew (Andy) Brewton on Dec. 31, 1939, in Phoenix. He also preceded her in death.
Verta is survived by three daughters and a son, Ina Corn-Miller and husband Cliff Miller, of Point Blank, Texas, Irma Sparks and husband Wayne Sparks, of Boise, Idaho, Diana Brown and husband Charles Brown, of Dexter, and Bill Brewton and wife Carmen Brewton, of Boise. Verta was blessed with 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 31⁄2 great-great-grandchildren.
Verta was a farm wife and homemaker until 1966 at which time she worked at Berrendo School and then N.M. Rehabilitation Center as a baker, where she retired. She was of the Baptist faith, and a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Verta’s life revolved around her family and friends. She will be very much missed.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike Corn, Hub Corn, David Corn, Preston Brown, Nicholas Brown and Martin Corn.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons, Eric Caraway and Brian Brewton, and great-grandsons, Hub Corn, Martin Corn, Tyler Corn, Jake Corn, Bronson Corn, K.C. Garrison, Joel Salas, Kinneth Brown and Jason Brown.
Her wish to those she loved:
“While I am gone release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many beautiful years. I gave to you my love. You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it’s time I traveled on alone. To grieve for me a while you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only a while that we must part, to bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away for life goes on, so if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all my love around you soft and clear. And then when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and say, “Welcome Home.”
– (Author Unknown)
Friends may pay respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.