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VERNA ROTHER
MORTON - Verna M. Rother, 92, of Morton, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton.
She was born April 3, 1924, in Morton, to George and Kathryn (Welk) Belsley. She married Francis Rother on Oct. 19, 1947, in Morton. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1986. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and Alvin Belsley and two sisters, Ida Belsley and Wilma Sauder.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary (Michael) Staley of Morton, Margie (Lou) Sitch of Mahomet, Ill., and Kathy (Phil) King of Tremont; seven grandchildren, Ryan Staley, Scott (Thanh) Staley, Todd (Celeste) Staley, Jamie (Brandon) Walsh, Justin Bertschi, Heidi (Nate) Burchette and Joshua (Erin) King; four great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Meiss of Morton and Diane Belsley of Calabasas, Cali.
Verna worked for Caterpillar Inc. in the 1940's.
She was a member of the Morton Apostolic Christian Church.
A home going service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with church ministers officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 2 to 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton or Apostolic Christian Harvestcall formerly known as World Relief in West Lafayette, Ind.