BAUMBERGER, Rose Verna Burkle, of Rayland passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013, at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born July 20, 1926, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a daughter of the last Vernard H. and Rose Elizabeth Buchmueller Burkle.
She was a retired teacher of the Buckeye Local School District, a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church of Martins Ferry, the Wheeling Garden Center, and the Jefferson County Retired Teachers. She enjoyed her crafts of knitting, painting, flower arranging and quilting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay D. Baumberger, in 2002; and a sister, Carolyn V. Burkle.
Verna is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (Larry) Piergallini; grandsons, Jason and Greg.
Friends will be received to pay tribute to Verna and celebrate her life Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Phillip Van Dam.
Entombment at Holly Memorial Mausoleum, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 40 North Fourth St., Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935, or the donor’s choice.