VERNA JEAN RODINE STEPHENSON (nee BUFFAM) Verna (93) passed away peacefully on December 9, 2016, in Waterloo Iowa, USA. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Wesley Stephenson for 19 years, and to the late Howard Rodine for 51 years. Dear mother of Gwen (Al), Bob (Norma), Brenda and beloved late son, Greg (Pat). She will always be cherished by her grandchildren Sandra (Scott), Tracey (Brian), Michelle, Janette (Doug), Rob (Chris), Zachary, Jennifer (Bruce) and Mike (Andrea) and by her great-grandchildren Will, Thomas, Benjamin, Myiah, Nolan, Adriann, Liam and Emily. Verna was predeceased by her parents Rev. Arthur and Laura Buffam and her siblings Ken, Paul, Garnet, Glen and Gladys. She is lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, her husband Wes' family, along with the many other hearts she has touched over the years. Verna was a gifted artist who designed and created beautiful porcelain dolls and hand-painted china. She generously crafted many beautiful gifts of tea sets, dish sets and dolls for her dearly loved family. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Verna's amazing life to follow at a later date.
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