Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Obituary - Verna JoAn Divine

Verna JoAn Divine, 68, of Adrian, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Bates County Memorial Hospital. Services are to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Verna was born August 13, 1954 to Arvil and Gladys (Terry) Burrous in Jingo, KS. She married Norman Spangler and to this union they had two children, Travis Spangler and Sara Spangler. Verna spent her career being a Nurse aide until she retired in the late 90's. 

She worked at several locations in that capacity, her longest time being at Osawatomie State Hospital but she also worked at Heartland Hospital and Challenge N Change in Nevada, MO. She also loved her years spent working at the McGennis Youth Center outside of Rich Hill, Missouri. 

Verna was a lady who loved life and the joys of life, like her pets that she cared for. She loved fishing and caught a bass of a lifetime that she had mounted and showed off. You would often catch her watching scary movies or trying to convince you to watch them with her and she loved everything about Halloween. Her greatest joy though was spending time with her grandson, Solomon.

Verna is preceded in death by parents and one brother, Howard Burrous. She is survived by her son, Travis Spangler of Warsaw; daughter, Sara Spangler of Butler; brother, Terry Burrous of Montrose; sister, Linda Switlik and her husband Jim of Nevada; sister-in-law, Trish Spangler; and grandson, Solomon Martin of Butler; niece Ashley Burrous and her two children, Serenity and Cash.

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