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Verla M. SUTTON

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SUTTON, Verla M. passed away Tuesday August 26, 2014. Verla was born to Rodie and Estelle Wilcoxon on October 3, 1920 and was reborn in Christ at the age of 23. As a young woman she delivered a weekly radio broadcast on Springfield station WIZE, where she was known as "the Girl Preacher". She was an ordained minister and over the years served as co-pastor of several churches across Ohio and Indiana. She retired as an Elder from the Church of the Nazarene. Verla was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul; her parents; her children, Barbara Hamilton, Sandra Westerman, and Dennis Wood; brothers, Hobert Wilcoxon, Marvin Wilcoxon, and Glen Wilcoxon; step-daughter, Judy Phillips; granddaughter, Diane Agee; and great grandson, Damon Toy Wood. She is survived by, and missed by family and friends too numerous to mention, but especially by her son, Richard (Patricia) Wood; nephew, Stephen (Gloria) Wilcoxon; granddaughter, Teresa McCracken; son-in-law, John (Jan) Westerman; and daughter- in-law, Linda (Buck) Wood; fifteen grandchildren; dozens of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and by her dear friend, Vera McGraw. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in David Cemetery Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 27, 2014
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