Verna Jean Aughton
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Verna Jean Aughton, age 93 of Marshall formerly of Albion passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Oaklawn Hospital, Marshall. She was born January 29, 1921 to Vern and Lora (Hart) Hurlbert in Marshall, Michigan. In 1938 she married Kenneth D. Rosenbrook who preceded her in death in 1986, she then married Henry J. Aughton on June 15, 1988 and he preceded her in death January 11, 2001.
Verna was a life resident of the area, she was employed at Albion College as Director of Research & Records for 15 years before retiring in 1984. She was a member of Rice Creek Community Church, Uncle Carl's Dulcimer Club, Duck Lake Country Club, Past President Of American Legion Post #55 Auxiliary and was a Girl Scout Leader in Albion for nine years.
Verna is survived by daughters, Jane (John) Cleveland of Ceresco, Ann (Yuel) Case of Marshall; step-sons, Dr. William Aughton of Naples, FL, Dr. David Aughton of Bloomfield Hills; step-daughters, Mary (Michael) Carpenter of Greenwich, CT, Carol (Tom) King of Florence, KY; 6 granddaughters; 7 step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers Kenneth, Lawrence and Merritt Hurlbert, and sister, Rowena Jenkins.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the ERIE STREET CHAPEL of J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 208 West Erie Street, Albion, Michigan 49224. Visitation Friday from 10AM until service. Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 28 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Steve VanSlyke officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Albion.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Rice Creek Community Church Memorial Fund, 23906 L Drive North, Marshall, Michigan 49068.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Feb. 27, 2014