Verneil Carlson

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Verneil L. Carlson, 90, of Morton, died at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton.

Born March 7, 1918, in Morton to Peter and Bertha (Zimmerman) Bauer, she married Gerald E. Potter Aug. 10, 1940, in East Peoria. He preceded her in death. She later married Don E. Carlson May 6, 1966, in Morton. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Gerald (Janet) Potter of Buckley; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Maxine) Bauer of Boonville, Mo.

Preceding her in death were one infant grandson, two brothers and two sisters.

She worked at Morton Metalcraft for 15 years in assembly, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of Morton Christian Church.

Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at her church. Charles Ferguson will officiate. Visitation is from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Cemetery in LeRoy.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Morton Christian Church, 1001 S. Fourth Ave., Morton, IL 61550; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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