XENIA — Verdin A. Moll, 91, of Xenia, died on August 13, 2014. He graduated from Xenia High School in 1941 and began college at OU where he met and later married Nancy Hartinger, the mother of his three sons. His education was interrupted by WWII and he proudly served his country as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Air Corp where he became a B-17 instructor at Kingman AFB, AZ. After discharge, Vern enrolled at OSU where he completed his degree in Architecture in 1950. He was a registered Architect in Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia and Puerto Rico. In 1961, he returned to Xenia to work with D. Richard Thomas at Thomas, Moll & Associates whose firm designed many buildings in Xenia including the new school buildings after the tornado. Many also remember Vern in connection with Moll Hardware.
While living in Kettering with his family, Vern volunteered for the Wee Dragons and Cub Scouts and served on city of Kettering boards. After moving to Xenia in 1976, he was very active in Faith Community United Methodist Church, where he acted as the night watchman for years. He was a long-time member of the Xenia Rotary Club and served as an officer of that organization, and was a member of two city of Xenia boards. Vern also was an active member of American Legion Post 95 in Xenia and had been a volunteer at Greene Memorial Hospital. Vern was an avid Buckeyes fan and was looking forward to the Ohio State-Michigan game.
Vern was preceded in death by his parents, Verdin, Sr. and Ethel Moll, his sisters, Jean Moll and Ruth Ella Huston and his first wife, Nancy Moll.
Vern is survived and by his wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1978; by his three sons, Eric (Marilyn), Lance (Laura) and Kirk (Mary) and by Barbara's children, Julie Bettis (Larry Kieffe) and John Bettis. There are 6 grandchildren of whom he was very proud. His sister, Mary Ann Braham (Roscoe), also survives.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, August 18 at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Drive, Xenia with Rev. Rick Tettau officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia. Visitation will be held 10 AM -11 AM Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Community United Methodist Church or the Ethel Moll Scholarship Fund at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.