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Graveside Service

Clearfield Cemetery
Monday November 1st, 2021

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Verla Monk

Verla Deene Morey Monk, born on May 31, 1928 in Clearfield, Iowa and passed peacefully on October 21, 2021 in Hiawatha, IA at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hazel & Eugene Morey, her husband, Darrel Monk and daughter Virginia Millemon.

On June 7, 1947 Darrel and Verla were united in marriage in Maryville, MO. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage. Together they raised 5 children; Virginia (Paul),Veronica (Joe), Diane (Kevin), Darl (Carol), and Amy (Keith). Over their years together they made their home in several towns in Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri.

Verla was always very active in her church since childhood, most recently a member of Creston Presbyterian Church. Her greatest joy was time spent with family and friends. She was an active volunteer and enjoyed many years playing music with her friends at local nursing homes. Verla enjoyed crocheting and knitting when she wasn’t cheering on her favorite sports team. She and Darrel never missed a family member’s athletic event,
Left to cherish her memory are her sister Leona, her four children, a special niece Reeta England, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services will be held at Clearfield Cemetery at 10:00 am on Monday, November 1st. Pastor - Rev. Cynthia Ripperger, of Creston Presbyterian Church, will preside over the services.
In lieu of flowers or donations, please donate blood to your local blood bank in Verla’s memory. Blood donation was very important to Verla.

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Verla was a delightful women, friend and boss. One of my first jobs was as a waitress at the Clearfield Cafe working for Verla and Darrel. Verla was an excellent cook. My favorite was stuffed pork chops which always cooked on Sundays. We always had a lot of fun. I saw her not too long ago when Reeta brought her to the clinic. I know she really appreciated Reeta. I will always have fond memories of her. To her children, thank you for sharing her and your dad to some of the rest of us. She enriched my life.

Jill Breach Oct 31 2021 6:54 PM

I got to know Verla while working at Clearview Home in Clearfield. She was a fun, spunky lady that was a go-getter. She spent time visiting a special resident to her, as well as, volunteering and singing as our entertainment. She put many miles on her feet, on a daily basis with early morning walks, before the rooster was even up, and coming for her daily visit with Evelyn. They were good for each other and we all looked forward to seeing her. I'm sure that when Verla entered the gates of Heaven that Evelyn met her saying, "where have you been? It's been five years." Verla will be missed by many.

Susie Nelson Oct 28 2021 1:55 PM

Our family will always be grateful to Verla for all the time she spent with our mother (Evelyn Morey Stevenson), especially when she was a resident at Clearview Home. Many days Verla would stop at Clearview while on her daily walks to share news and humor with Mom. Bless her.

Myra Lillie Oct 24 2021 1:06 PM

Verla was such a fun loving person and a joy to be around. She left a lasting legacy of enjoying each new day and all that it brought to those who knew her.

Nickie Henderson Oct 23 2021 12:22 PM