Verna Lucille Mouser, 81, of New Haven, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Sunrise Manor, Hodgenville.
She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in New Haven where she often sang in the choir. She was born in Laurel County on Jan. 14, 1932, to the late Hansford and Lucy Marcum Bruner. Verna was a 1950 graduate of London High School in London, Ky., and moved to Louisville to further her education at Stratton Business College. From there she took a position in accounting with Vogt Brothers Manufacturing.
Mrs. Mouser served two consecutive elected terms as a city council member. She was instrumental in founding the New Haven Senior Citizens Center and served as their supervisor and coordinator of activities for 14 years. She served on the Bethlehem High School Board for several years and was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hansford and Lucy Marcum Bruner; step-mother, Hettie Bruner; four brothers, Harold Bruner, Donnie Wilson Bruner, Wallace Lane Bruner and Carl Wayne Bruner; two sisters, Margie Brown and Jacqueline Bruner; and three infant children, Terry Arthur, Mary Martha and Sherry Martha Mouser.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John A. Mouser of New Haven; three daughters, Theresa (Mark) Owens of Paducah, Doris (Doug) Shirley of New Braunfels, Texas, and Libby (David) Greenwell of Cox's Creek; four sons, John A. (Carol) Mouser Jr. of Lawrenceville, Ga., Fred (Connie) Mouser of New Haven, Phillip (Cindy) Mouser of Bardstown, and Jerry (Amy) Mouser of New Haven; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Boggs; and brother, John Lee Bruner both of London, Ky.
The funeral Mass was May 20, 2013, at St. Catherine Catholic Church, New Haven, with burial in St. Catherine Cemetery. Rev. Troy Overton officiated.
Barlow Funeral Home, Bardstown, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may go to St. Catherine's Academy School, 174 North Main St., New Haven, Ky. 40051 or Masses or Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.