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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 21 January 2010 11:30
vernnaObitVerna Ann Lennard, age 79, of North Baltimore, was called home to the Lord on January 19, 2010, at St. Vincent Medical Center.
She was born in Temperance, MI, on June 26, 1930, to the late Hubert and Rhoda (Dull) Rawson. On October 27, 1951, she married Bryce Lennard and he survives.
Surviving are three children: Jeffery Lennard, Terry (Patti) Lennard and Janice (Jess Hipsher) Rush; brother Robert (Lea) Rawson; sister Donna (Jack) McLuckie; eight grandchildren: Heather (Eric) Erdody, Anthony (Tiffenee) Lennard, Ryan (Karen) Bishop, Nicolas (Melissa) Lennard, Stephanie (Kevin) Kern, Zachary J. Lennard, Morgan Hipsher, Tiffany Hipsher; 17 great-grandchildren: Bryce, Lane, Conner, Taylor, Isaac, Damin, Hailey, Kaydence, Kenadi, Lexi, Tyler, Kirstyn, Kevin, Kaelah, Ethan, Grace and Isaiah.
She is also survived by special in-laws Linda Lennard, Kay Lennard, Craig Rush, Allen Bishop, Gene (Grace deceased) Lennard, Jack (Pat) Lennard, Hube Lennard, Jim Crawford, both deceased and Carol (Dave) Creque.
Verna was preceded in death by her brother Harold (Joyce) Rawson and grandson, Brian Lennard.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, OH and was also a member of Sweet Adelines.
She worked for several years at Blakely Care Center as a nurse assistant and was a 4-H leader for the "Zippy Dippers" for many years. Before this time she was a Den mother for the Boy Scouts.
Verna loved her gardening and worked at Williams Greenhouse and later at Lennards Greenhouse. She was also a Sunday School Teacher and donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved very much.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and also for one hour (10 to 11 a.m.) prior to the service at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, with Pastor John Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Verna to the American Red Cross.
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