Verna Louise England of West Grove

Verna Louise England, 84, of West Grove, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 8, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Verna was the wife of the late Alan F. England, who died in 1987, and with whom she shared 33 years of marriage. They always enjoyed ballroom dancing together.

Verna Louise England

Verna Louise England

She was born June 1, 1932 in Lancaster County, and raised in Kaolin. She was the daughter of the late Ray L. Probst and the late Margaret S Probst.

Verna graduated from Kennett High School in 1950.

She retired from the JC Penney Co. in Wilmington, after working for 27 years in sales.

She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, shopping, and traveling with friends and family. Verna was an excellent cook and baker, everyone looked forward to her cherry pies and Christmas cookies.

She is survived by her two daughters Diana S. Stanton and Laura A. Fazio (husband, Joseph F.) of West Grove, , four grandchildren Michelle L. Stephens of Kennett Square, Michael J. Stanton of Oxford, Monica E. Pierson of Avondale, and Matthew A. Roman of West Grove, and two great-grandchildren Sarah Stephens and Trevor Stanton.

Verna was preceded in death by her two brothers Richard C. Probst and George A. Probst.

Verna’s service and burial will be held privately.

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, West Grove.

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