Vernie G. Weatherford, 89, of Champaign passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Carle Foundation Hospital at 3:18 am on December 14th, 2021.
Vernie was born August 3, 1932 in Charleston, WV, the daughter of Delmar and Gladis Daoust. Vernie married Delano Weatherford on December 17, 1956 in Elkview, WV. Del and Vernie met on December 10th when Del accompanied a fellow marine to West Virginia to visit the other marine’s fiancé. Del proposed to Vernie on their first date. The leave ended the next day and he returned to his base in Georgia. Del returned the following weekend and they married at the Kanawha County Court house in West Virginia.
Vernie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Denise D’Urso (David ) Champaign, her son, Perry (Mary) Weatherford of Rockford and four grandchildren-Jamie D’Urso (Zach Long), Joel D’Urso (Abi Razo), Krissie D’Urso, and Sarah Winter (Ryan), and two great grandchildren Michael and Savannah Winter.
Vernie was a homemaker who loved to cook, sew, and read. She adored her grandchildren and being a “Mawmaw”. She had an inquisitive mind and loved to learn about history and how things worked. She and Del opened their home to their children’s friends and made them feel welcome and loved.
She will be greatly missed by her family. The family will celebrate her life privately at her request.
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