Verina Vadean Childers, 77, of Emory, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler.
Vadean was born in Hopkins County on April 14, 1936 to Otto Barden and Alma Verina Shipley Ely. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was also a member of Texas & National Life PTA and was also Miss Rains County of 1952.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2pm at Emory Baptist Church with Bro Billy Smith officiating, interment to follow at Clifton Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening 6-8 pm at the Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.
Survivors include her Longtime Companion Jim Felton of Emory; Daughters: Pamela Jacks of Emory, Penny Tolleson and husband Richard of Emory, and Brenda Sakaluk and husband Jack of Sugarland; Brother: Leaton Ely of Emory; Sisters: Reba Roe of Emory, Eda McKay of Grand Prairie, Vena Hogue of Royse City, Vernell Rogers of Quitman; Grandchildren: Tonya McAree, Garrett Jacks, Brandi Jacks, Trevor Roberts, Tanner Tolleson, Erica, Melissa, & Nick Sakuluk, Billy and Jennifer Hayden, & Ben Hayden; Numerous Great-grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends.
Preceded by Parents, 1 Daughter: Linda Hayden in 2007; 1 Brother: Otto Barden Ely, Jr.; 2 Sisters: Vita Williams, Beatress Pendelton; Previous Husband: Orval Childers