Frances E. Verina, age 91, of Kinsman, OH, died at home surrounded by family on Friday, February 19, 2021.
She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Cleveland, OH, a daughter of Arthur J. and Olga (Wing) Prior. She was a 1947 graduate of Troy Local High School. She worked at Johnson Rubber in Middlefield and then attended nursing school in Youngstown. Frances worked for Dr. Robert Waite in Kinsman for many years.
Frances attended the Kinsman Presbyterian Church and loved to work on their annual bazaar. She loved to bake and operated a bakery for 7 years out of her home; and also ran a refunding paper called "Finder's Keepers" many years ago. Her passions were mowing her lawn, flower gardening, having garage sales, and cooking and baking for her family.
She married James Verina on October 19, 1956, and he preceded her in death on July 25,1999. She is also preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Barbara Verina Krupsa on Oct. 10, 2000; 2 sisters, Mary Webber and Betty Jane Friihauf; and 2 brothers, Alfred and Joseph Prior. Frances is survived by her 2 children, James (Betty) Verina of Kinsman, and Diane Verina Easton of Austintown; her 5 grandchildren, Jesse (Susanna) Clay, Jeremy Krupsa, Adam (Falyn) Krupsa, Kristen (Andrew) Peters, and Kaitlyn Verina; and 6 great grandchildren. Frances had a special brother-in-law, Don Friihauf, who helped her with many things in her later years.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, February 23rd from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman,OH. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Susan Francis officiating. Burial will follow in Kinsman Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required inside the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Nesface, PO Box 474, Kinsman,OH 44428 or to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St.,Youngstown,OH 44512. Those wishing to share a fond memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
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