Vernie Sheffield, 95, of Viroqua, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Vernon Memorial Hospital in Viroqua.
She was born on July 17, 1920, in Salem Ridge, near La Farge, to Halley and Ferna (Campbell) Parr. She married Lester Howard Sheffield on July 18, 1943.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and taught in numerous places ranging from one room rural schools to large, urban graded elementary schools. She was always supportive of her husbandís ministry in the Community of Christ Church.
She is survived by her son, Stuart of Gays Mills; five grandchildren, Janet (Mike) Clark, Jackie (Jim) Schmidt, Craig (Stacey) Sheffield, Kristina (Mathew) Allen and Whitney (John) Connell; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Rodney; one daughter, Shirleen; two brothers, Raymond and Everett Parr; and one sister, Vida Alexander.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 5, at 11 AM at the Community of Christ Church at Montgomeryville, near Soldiers Grove. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 6 to 8 PM, and on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services. Burial will be in the Montgomeryville Cemetery.
Sime Funeral Home, 608629-5651, is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to simefuneralhome.com.