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Linn County News

Published Aug. 5, 2020

 

Verna Louise Bright, age 84, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was born in rural La Cygne, Kan., the daughter of Roy E. and Phebie A. Griffin McCoy. Shortly after birth the family moved to Amoret, Mo. She attended Amoret schools until the family returned to Kansas. She then attended Pleasanton schools graduating Pleasanton High School in the class of 1952. She went on to Pittsburg State Teacher’s College. Upon graduation, she began teaching, which she did for several years. 

Verna and Jack Bright were united in marriage on May 20, 1956. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Amoret and Pleasanton Presbyterian Church. Verna was talented in many areas. She sewed and crocheted, often making items for her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed decorating cakes. She even decorated a special one for her and Jack’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. Verna enjoyed writing poetry, hummingbirds and camping with Jack. For many years, they were snowbirds, traveling to Texas and Arizona. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Richard and LeRoy McCoy; and two sisters, Barbara Causey and Melissa Spellmeier. Verna is survived by her husband, Jack; a sister, Patricia Jennings; sisters-in law Colleen Troth and husband Marion, and Kathy McCoy; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 Funeral service was scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel, burial in the Woodfin Cemetery. Visitation was to be held from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at the Schneider Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Pleasanton Presbyterian Church. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. 

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