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Verleen M. Gharring

February 14, 1922 — June 30, 2022

Sheridan

 

Verleen M. Gharring, age 100, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Laurels of Carson in Carson City.

Originally from Nelson, Nebraska, Verleen and her late husband, Ivan, moved to the Sheridan area in the late 1990’s.  Verleen taught in a one room schoolhouse for two years teaching 1st through 8th grades and then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service division.  In 1941 Verleen married Ivan Gharring and they were married for 78 years, until his passing in 2020.  Verleen was a member of the Eastern Stars for over 60 years and served as Worthy Matron.  A great hostess, Verleen was always entertaining and a great cook.  Everyone was always amazed and impressed with what she could make with a paint brush, glue stick, and some glitter; and Verleen never sat down without some sort of project in her hand and enjoyed making things for friends and family.  She loved to decorate for the holidays and was always ready for everyone to come over.  She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.  Verleen’s family would like to thank the staff at Laurels of Carson for the wonderful care they provided to her these past few years.

Verleen is survived by her daughter, DeeAnn (Bill) Piper of Sheridan; grandsons, Chad (Martha) Piper of Lansing; Dr. Travis (Dr. Michelle) Piper of North Muskegon; great grandchildren, Allie (Nate) Fodrill, Tess Piper, Rem Piper, Lindsey Piper, and Eliza Piper; sister, Shirley Whartman of Kimball, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.

Verleen was preceded in death by her parents, Con & Elma (VanDyke) Whiteley; husband, Ivan Gharring; son, Ladd Gharring; sister, Floy Jensen; and granddaughter, Nicole Rene Piper.

Verleen’s life is being celebrated on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan (246 S. Main St.).  Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM with a memorial service beginning at 2 PM, with Pastor Bob Braman officiating.

For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Verleen’s memory the family suggests you direct them to the White Pine Library Building Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Simpson Funeral Home - Sheridan

246 S. Main Street, Sheridan, MI 48884

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246 S. Main Street, Sheridan, MI 48884

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