Verna M. Riley

Nov 11, 1930 - Mar 17, 2013

Verna M. Riley, 82, of Norwalk, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Bellevue Care Center.
She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Norwalk, to Edwin V. and Irene C. (Rossman) Schlachter, and was a lifelong area resident. Verna was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and sang in the church choir. Verna was a farm wife, and former employee of Mason's Department Store and Christie Lane School. She was also a member of Firelands Post 2743 VFW Auxiliary, a former member of the Farm Bureau, an honorary member of Monroeville FFA, and a volunteer at Knights of Columbus 262.
Verna is survived by her son, Neal (Janet) Riley of Coos Bay, Ore.; daughters, Rachel (Jim) Daniel of Chandler, Ariz., Anne Dapore of North Fairfield, Ohio, and Jean (Russ) Roth of Norwalk; grandchildren, Tom, Jacob, and Jessep Dapore, Emily Phillips, Dustin and Drew Hedrick, Craig, Justin, and Makayla Roth, and Robin, Sara, and Kate Riley; great-grandchildren, Gatlin, Adrianna, Drake, Reid, Dax, Rex, and Peyson; brother, Richard Schlachter of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and sister, Patty Curtis of Mesa, Ariz.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Paul N. Riley, in 1993; son, Nicholas Riley in 1956; son-in-law, Marty Dapore; brother, William Schlachter; and sisters, Florence Betschman, Joan Barker, Norma Hartman, Phyllis Burras, Trudy Riley, and Janet Orlosky.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m Friday, March 22, in St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, Rev. Frank Kehres will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106, or to the North Fairfield Food Bank (Donors can bring a non perishable item to the funeral home, or to the church which will be donated to the food bank).
Condolences may be made by going to