Verna M. Noll, 79, MC class of ‘52, minister’s wife, avid bowler and sports enthusiast

By on May 7, 2014

Verna M. Noll, 79, of Manheim, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the late Paul B. and Elsie Haldeman Good.

She was the loving wife of the late Reverend Grant G. Noll, who died in 2002. Verna was a homemaker and in her earlier years, she worked as a teller at Fulton Bank, Manheim for over twelve years. Verna also worked at Atlantic Breeders as an operator. She graduated from Manheim Central High School in 1952.

Verna was a member of Akron Mennonite Church and served as a minister’s wife with her late husband in the following cities: Chicago and Pekin, Ill.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Hydro, Okla. and Hague, Saskatchewan, Canada.

An avid bowler, Verna participated in various bowling leagues and won several awards and trophies. She enjoyed gardening, game shows and singing, especially church choirs. Verna was known for her hospitality and everyone enjoyed her home cooked meals on Sunday after church. A sports enthusiast, she enjoyed tennis, hockey and baseball. Verna also enjoyed basketball and she was an Allen Iverson fan.

Verna loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She watched and encouraged her children in all their sporting events. A loving grandma, Verna was great with her grandchildren.

Surviving is a daughter: Beth A., wife of J. Andrew Lehman of Manheim; a son: Grant Christopher, husband of Heather Trout Noll of Red Lion; five grandchildren: Jessica M. Lehman, J. Benjamin Lehman, Tymothy N. Lehman, Sara C. Noll and Grant L. Noll; a sister: Shirley, wife of Paul Benner of Manheim; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was a sister: Janet M. Gish.

Services were held May 1 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Hoffer Auditorium, Manheim. Interment was in East Fairview Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township.

Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Verna’s memory to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501 or ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite #260, Ambler, PA 19002.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit: Arrangements entrusted to Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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