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Leona T. Verbyla

September 13, 1920 — December 3, 2019

December 3, 2019

“I think of heaven as a garden where I shall find again those dear Ones who have made my world”

Leona Theresa Bogdon (Pliscott) Verbyla went to be with the lord on Tuesday December 3, 2019 in the Hampton House of Hanover Twp.

She was the daughter of the late Mary (Hardisky) Bogdon and George Bogdon of Larksville, Pa. Leona was a graduate of Larksville High School class of 1938. Leona was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church of St. Barbara’s Parish, Exeter. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary 1425 Plymouth, Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Club where she was a past secretary. Past president of St. Hedwig’s Senior Citizens Club and the Family Birthday Club. She was the chairperson of the 60th and 62nd class reunion of Larksville High Scholl class of 1938.

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.

I would like to thank with all my heart all the wonderful Nurses, CNA’s, Activities Aides, Physical Therapist, and all the other very caring personable people that I have met at Hampton House.

You all have made bittersweet moments in time special moments that I will embrace forever, God Bless You All.

She is preceded in death by her first husband John A. Pliscott1948 and second husband Anthony J. Verbyla 1989, her daughter Janice Marie Craig 1995, sisters Agnes Bogdon, Mary McCloskey Josephine Henry, Rita Kaminski and Elizabeth Thomas, brothers John, George, Albert and Joseph Bogdon.

Surviving is her daughter Lorraine J. Slivinski, Kingwood Texas; son; Anthony Verbyla, Larksville; sisters; Arlene Capitan, Dallas; brothers; Thomas Bogdon, Dallas; Michael Bogdon, West Wyoming; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9am from the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming, Pa 18644 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Cecilia’s Church of St. Barbara’s Parish 1670 Wyoming Avenue Exeter, Pa 18643.

Interment will be in the St. Mary Annunciation Cemetery, Pringle.

Friends may call Friday 5-7pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contibutions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2000 Linglestown Road #201, Harrisburg, Pa 17110

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