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Verna Marie Newhard Woliung Moelhman, 91

Verna Marie Newhard Woliung Moelhman, 91, of Lafayette, died Sunday at home after an extended illness. She was born June 7, 1922, the daughter of Stanley C. and Gail (Anderson) Newhard. She graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1940. In 1945, she married Captain John G. Woliung, a pilot who was later killed in the Korean War. She married Robert E. Moelhman in 1954 and he preceded her in death in 1996.

Verna was a 30 year civil servant, working for the Office of Naval Research and then Purdue University. She also served as the Clerk of the U.S. District Court in Lafayette from 1955-1958. She was a member of Delta Chi Sigma Sorority. Verna was an avid reader and loved to play Scrabble with her "Saturday Scrabble Club". She was a loving Mother and friend to those who knew her and will be missed by all.

Verna is survived by one son, Mark Moelhman of Lafayette, one daughter, Micki Carnaghi (Mike), and a grandson Matthew Carnaghi of Greensboro, NC. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Lillian Newhard of Lafayette and nieces, Carol Cain (John) of Phoenix, AZ, Nancy Slaven of Pennsylvania, and Janet Jones of Paducah, KY. Also included are sister-in-laws, Carol Hoelhman and her children, Barbara LeFevers and Lisa Barton of Lafayette; Dorothy Moelhman of Albuquerque, NM and brother-in-law Richard Moelhman of Lafayette. She also had many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Stanley Q. Newhard.

Verna and her family wish to thank her special caretakers: Janet Johnson and Vikki Moelhman as well as Nancy Hicks and Rosie Dyer of St. Elizabeth Home Health Care and Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tippecanoe County Public Library, the , or the . Verna requested no visitation or funeral services. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

Published in the Journal & Courier from June 24 to June 25, 2013
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