Verna M. Ammann, 86, passed away peacefully, Monday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2013, in the Rome Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 8, 1927, in Sandy Creek, a daughter of the late Palmer and Grace Whitford Moore. Verna was united in marriage to the late Alois “Al” Ammann July 3, 1954.
Verna was a graduate of Camden High School and later from SUNY at Cortland in 1951. Following college, she taught first through fourth grades in the Madison and New Berlin school districts and then on to Camden Elementary for five years. In 1965, Verna moved to Ilion and taught in the Utica Public School System at Conkling, where she remained until her retirement in 1983.
She was a proud lifelong member of the Col. Marinus Willett Chapter of the DAR, where she served as vice regent. In addition, she researched and compiled the Moore family genealogy book in 1986. Verna loved the family musical gatherings and played the guitar, organ and violin. She also knitted, golfed, crocheted, and loved to play cards. Verna especially enjoyed her friends and the staff at the Terrace at the Woodlands in Rome.
Verna is survived by her loving sister, Una Van Winkle; a son, David Ammann; sister-in-law, Lola Moore; and several nieces, nephews, and their spouses. She was predeceased by three brothers, Graydon, Glen “Lefty”, and Frank; one brother-in-law, Alan “Rip” Van Winkle; and nephew, Richie Moore.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 10 a.m, at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 109 Main St.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Verna’s memory to the Camden Alumni Scholarship Fund or a charity of choice. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome.com.