Verda M. Gray Texter


Verda M. Gray Texter, 92, of Parker, Pa., passed away at Parker Personal Care Home late Thursday evening, March 26, 2020. Born in Petrolia on March 17, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Hawk Gray.

Verda grew up in Petrolia and graduated from Karns City High School in 1946. She worked in Lee's Drug store in the late '40s and also at the former Glass Containers plant in Parker. She married the love of her life the late harry Texter on February 11, 1949, and who preceded her in death in 2016. Verda was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Parker where she was also a member of the Women's Association. She enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles and was well known for cooking Sunday dinners for her family. She is survived by her two sons Patrick Texter of Parker and Michael (Cara) Texter of Butler. Four grandsons and two granddaughters. Ten great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother John Gray Jr. and one sister Valjean Dunlap. One grandson Braden Texter. Verda was the last of her family to pass away and the last of a generation. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all services were private. Interment took place in Bear Creek Cemetery. If you would like to express your sympathies online condolences may be made at: www.buzardfuneralhomes.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Parker Methodist Church in her honor.

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