In memory of
Verna B. Smith
Verna B. Smith August 1, 1926 – September 14, 2020 Verna B. Smith was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Oakland, Nebraska, to Charles Sr. and Violet (Larson) Sanders. She passed away Sept. 14, 2020, at Nye Legacy in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 94 years. Verna attended Rock Elementary School and graduated from Oakland High School in 1943. On June 17, 1948, Verna and Ervin F. Smith were united in marriage at Westside Methodist Church in rural Oakland. They lived in Oakland for many years before Verna moved to Fremont in 2008. Verna was a homemaker while also having a working hand in her husband's business. Verna was well known for her scalloped potatoes. She was also the organist at Westside Methodist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin; parents; brother, Charles; sister-in-law, Jean Sanders. She is survived by her daughters, Barb Robeson of Omaha, Nebraska, Pam (LeRoy) Nelsen of Fremont, Lori (Rudie) Nemec of Hooper, Nebraska; grandchildren, Jill (Marc) Bierbaum of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tyler Robeson of Omaha, Ryon (Nichole) Nemec of Omaha, Kaleigh (fiancé, Tanner Kremke) Nemec of Pinebluff, Wyoming; great-grandchildren, Maggie Claire and Josie Mae of Council Bluffs, Addison Ann and Eli Jerome of Omaha; brother, Joyce (Bonnie) Sanders of Wahoo, Nebraska; sister, Marlyce "Molly" Rainey of Fremont. Private family services will be held at Westside Cemetery, rural Oakland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church in Oakland and Westside Cemetery. Pelan Funeral Services Oakland Oakland, NE 68045 402-685-5673 www.pelanfuneralservices.com
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In memory of
Verna B. Smith
Verna B. Smith August 1, 1926 – September 14, 2020 Verna B. Smith was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Oakland, Nebraska, to Charles Sr. and Violet (Larson) Sanders. She passed away Sept. 14, 2020, at Nye Legacy in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 94 years. Verna attended Rock Elementary School and graduated from Oakland High School in 1943. On June 17, 1948, Verna and Ervin F. Smith were united in marriage at Westside Methodist Church in rural Oakland. They lived in Oakland for many years before Verna moved to Fremont in 2008. Verna was a homemaker while also having a working hand in her husband's business. Verna was well known for her scalloped potatoes. She was also the organist at Westside Methodist Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin; parents; brother, Charles; sister-in-law, Jean Sanders. She is survived by her daughters, Barb Robeson of Omaha, Nebraska, Pam (LeRoy) Nelsen of Fremont, Lori (Rudie) Nemec of Hooper, Nebraska; grandchildren, Jill (Marc) Bierbaum of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tyler Robeson of Omaha, Ryon (Nichole) Nemec of Omaha, Kaleigh (fiancé, Tanner Kremke) Nemec of Pinebluff, Wyoming; great-grandchildren, Maggie Claire and Josie Mae of Council Bluffs, Addison Ann and Eli Jerome of Omaha; brother, Joyce (Bonnie) Sanders of Wahoo, Nebraska; sister, Marlyce "Molly" Rainey of Fremont. Private family services will be held at Westside Cemetery, rural Oakland. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church in Oakland and Westside Cemetery. Pelan Funeral Services Oakland Oakland, NE 68045 402-685-5673 www.pelanfuneralservices.com
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Cluster of 50 Memorial Trees

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100