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Verna L. Maxwell

VERNA L. MAXWELL (nee Chapman) age 84, beloved wife of the late Roger; loving mother of Garry Stephen (wife Bobbie), Kevin Stephen (wife Mary), Vicki Congelio (husband Donald), Kim Powell, and Coshell Boustani (husband John); devoted grandmother of Marc Stephen (wife Heather), Anthony Congelio, Christopher Board (wife Misty), Bradley Congelio (wife Meredith), Brittney Sobota (husband Corey), Justin Board (wife Beth), Lindsey Contraguerro (husband Josh), Ashlynn Stephen, Patrick and Kameron Boustani and great-grandmother of 15; cherished daughter of the late Elmer and Dessie (nee Moore) Chapman; dearest sister of Sue Martin, Bonnie Roberts and the late Ben Chapman; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Verna was born on November 13, 1934 in Vicars, West Virginia and passed away on February 25, 2019. She grew up in West Virginia, was a resident of Aurora for the last 3 years, other parts of Cleveland for 20 years and spent 10 years in Florida. Verna attended High School in West Virginia. She enjoyed baking, cooking, puzzles, and was an avid reader. Verna was a Cleveland Indians fan and loved gardening and writing poetry in her free time. She also enjoyed listening to country music. Verna was hardworking, giving, and generous. She was hospitable, kind, bright, intelligent, and had a great sense of humor. Verna loved her grandchildren deeply. She will be dearly missed by all.

Contributions may be made in memory of Verna to Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH, 44194. Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Verna at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) FRIDAY 4-7:30 PM.


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  1. Coshell and family,
    I’ve often heard you talk of your mother. I’m full of sorrow at your loss. She sounded like quite an amazing human being and mother.
    Much sympathy to the entire family and her many friends.
    Dawn Drasner and family

  2. May God guide your family in finding peace with your loss.

  3. To you and your families so sorry to hear of your loss, I am sure she was a wonderful lady that was loved by all who knew her. My deepest sympathies.

  4. Norm Schwertfeger

    Garry and family, Jeannie and I are so sorry for your loss and send you our love and prayers.

  5. Love and prayers to Vicki and the entire family. RIP

  6. Lindsey, Brittney and family,
    My sincere sympathy for the loss of your Grandmother. Grandma memories are the best kind. May your memories of her bring you smiles.
    Kim Contraguerro

  7. So sorry for your loss. I loved her like she was my mother.

  8. Cinda Leatherman-Kropka

    I wish I could have made it up to S Euclid on Friday to pay my respects and see all of you. The video tribute was wonderful! Your mother was a kind and gentle soul. May God comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time.

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