Verna Mae Starner, age 77, of Gettysburg, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at Paramount Nursing and Rehab in Fayetteville. She was born Jan. 23, 1943, in Butler, Ga., the daughter of the late Marvin and Gertrude (Jordan) Bussey.

Verna retired from Gettysburg Transformer where she did soldering work. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Gettysburg. In her spare time, she enjoyed planting in her flower beds.

Verna is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Lauren W. Starner Sr. of Gettysburg; three sons, Shawn Starner of Gettysburg, Leith Starner of Gettysburg, and Lauren W. (his wife, Raquel) Starner Jr. of Kekaha, Hawaii; three sisters, Ivy, Grace and Susie, all of Georgia; brother, Steve Bussey of Gettysburg; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home Inc., 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, at Dugan Funeral Home, Bendersville, with Deacon Jeremy Moore officiating. Interment will be in Biglerville Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Verna’s memory to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 80 Apple Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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