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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Vernetta Clift

  • Vernetta Clift, 70, of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
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  • Vernetta Clift, 70, of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
    She was born May 27, 1942, in Harrisburg, the daughter of the late Rev. J. W. And Regina Barker Duke. She worked as a bank clerk for over 40 years, retiring from Banterra Bank. Vernetta was an avid bowler and was a faithful member of the Gaskins City Baptist Church.
    Surviving are one daughter and son in law, Kelli and Jimmy Henderson of Marion; one grandson, Daniel Henderson of Harrisburg; one granddaughter, Alexandra Henderson of Marion; and one great-grandson, Wyatt Henderson of Harrisburg. She is also survived by her aunt and best friend Rowena Brown of Harrisburg.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Darrell Duke.
    Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the J. M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating and burial in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left on the obituary page of www.weirauchfuneralhome.com
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