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Verna Ilene (Partington) Root

December 22, 1932 ~ August 13, 2019 (age 86)

Verna “Ilene” Root, age 86, of Sidney, OH passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in her residence. Born on December 22, 1932 in Shelby County, Ohio, Ilene was a daughter of the late Charles and Mae (Carroll) Partington Potter. She married Dean Root on April 23,1950 and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2014. Together they raised three daughters, Verna (Clifford) Bulle of Pataskala, Carol (Lonnie) Jones of Anna and Jackie (Greg) Stewart of North Carolina. She was a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. A sister Irene Shoffner of Piqua and many nieces and nephews also survive her. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Rachel Stewart Kinninger, great grandson, Henry Hassink, brother, William Partington and sister Dorothy Francis. Ilene worked at Abrahams for many years as a sales clerk and at Dekkers Packing. She was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Fletcher, Ohio 45326 with Chaplain Angela Barfield of the Wilson Hospice presiding. Burial will follow in the Fletcher Cemetery. There will be two hours of visitation on Saturday beginning 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to Rachel’s Cancer Comfort Bags, 118 Pleasant Meadow Estates Dr., Marion, N.C 28752 Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

Donations may be made to:

Rachel's Cancer Comfort Bags
118 Pleasant Meadow Estates Dr, Marion NC 28752

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