Verna Virginia Windsor Disharoon of Seaford, formally of Laurel, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Acts Manor House, Seaford, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Laurel on April 27, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Granville S. & Ella Erdman Windsor.
She was a 1941 Laurel High School graduate and also graduated from Beacom College in Wilmington. For a short time, she worked at the DuPont Plant in Seaford prior to marrying Homer Lee Disharoon Jr. on Oct. 10, 1944. Verna lived her life to the fullest and created a loving happy home full of laughter and fun for her husband, three daughters and their many pets, especially their beloved black lab, Pepper.
She and Homer enjoyed a full social life and made many lifelong friends. She was loved by all who were lucky enough to know her. Verna was a member of Centenary U. M. Church, beginning with the Cradle Roll as a baby, and later was active in the Rebecca Circle and numerous other church activities. She enjoyed playing Bridge, hunting for antiques and decorating her beautiful home.
In addition to her parents and husband of 68 years, Homer, who passed on June 21, 2012, she was also predeceased by a sister, Meryl Houde in Feb. 2015, a daughter, Sue Ann Ellis in June 1985 and a great-grandchild, Homer August Farver in Oct. 2010.
Verna is survived by two daughters – Jan (Charlie) O’Neill, Wilmington and Judy (Mike) Gibson, Corvallis, Ore.; five grandchildren – Patrick Ziesing, Meaghan Farver, Sam Gibson, Stacie Pitman & Whitney Sanders; and six great-grandchildren.
A public Celebration of Life service will be held at the Acts Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18; Chaplin Paul Rosa will officiate.
A private family service will be held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, DE 19956 with interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Centenary U.M. Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956 or to Vitas Hospice Healthcare, 30265 Commerce Dr., Ste. 202, Millsboro, DE 19966, to whom the family will be forever grateful.
Online condolences may be made to the Disharoon family by visiting www.hsdfuneralhome.com.