Verna L. Callaway

  • "Verna was a good friend and neighbor, adopted mother and..."
    - Lisa Sheridan

Verna L. Callaway LITTLEFIELD-Verna L. Callaway, 91, of Shallowater passed away June 13, 2014, at Windmill Village Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lubbock. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in Hammons Memorial Chapel, Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield, Texas. Private burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield. Verna was born April 10, 1923, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to Jefferson and Verna Virgie (Ellis) Chandler. She was raised in the communities of Sunnyside and Cleo, south of Dimmitt, Texas. She and her family moved to Lubbock just before World War II. She married Ollie Lem Callaway on April 27, 1945, in Marietta, Okla. During their married life, they lived in Lubbock and Smyer before moving to Colorado Springs, Colo., where they belonged to the Rocky Mountain Mineralogical Society. They also lived in Houston, Texas, before returning to Shallowater in 2001. She had many interests. She loved doing silversmithing, making jewelry, sand painting, and crocheting. Verna also enjoyed her fresh and salt-water aquariums and raising cockatiels, and her special dogs she loved liked children. She also enjoyed spending hours in her flower garden. She will be remembered by so many for her legendary cooking. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; her brothers, George, Paul, and Aaron Chandler; and her sisters, Ruth Hale and Jeffie Callis. Survivors include her daughter, Olivia Lemons and husband Al of Shallowater; her granddaughter, Michelle Sanderson and husband Carl of Pottstown, Penn.; her grandson, Michael Ted Lemons of Shallowater; and many friends whom she had adopted as family. The family suggests memorials be made to Gentiva Hospice of Lubbock, or to .

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Hammons Funeral Home - Littlefield
503 E. 5th St. P.O. Box 910
Littlefield, TX 79339
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 15, 2014
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