Janet Verble, 83, of Jonesboro, died on Aug. 28, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
She was born on Jan. 13, 1935, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Ernest and Susie Isabel Earnhart Tripp.
She married Donald Verble on Dec. 22, 1953, in Anna. Together they shared 64 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2017.
She is survived by her son, Donald Verble Jr. of Jonesboro and daughter, Joy (David) Roberts of Mt. Carmel; six grandchildren, Brandon (Tara) Sharp, Justin (Alicia) Sharp, Matt (Sara) Verble, Kyle Verble, Brooke (Mike) Ile and Tyler Roberts; six great-grandchildren, Alaina and Eason Ile, Silas Roberts, Ethan Sharp, Alex Sharp and Jacob Sharp; a sister, Betty Jane Lorton of South Bend, Ind.; brothers Tom (Carolyn) Tripp of Anna and Gary (Darlene) Tripp of Houston, Texas; a sister-in-law, Carlene Tripp of Anna; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald W. Verble; daughters Jan Sharp and Vicki Lingle; a daughter-in-law, Teresa Verble; and two brothers, Don Tripp and Jerry W. Tripp.
She loved her Lord very much and served him faithfully at the First Baptist Church in Anna for many years, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Women’s Missionary Union, church fellowship chairman, family ministry committee chairman, hospitality chairman and many other places of responsibilities.
She loved her family, friends and many other folks she became acquainted with while working with the U.S. Postal Service.
She worked for many years at the post office in Jonesboro, worked at the post office in Anna and filled in at Cobden, Dongola and Tamms when needed. She was a postmaster at the Wolf Lake post office and the Alto Pass post office and retired from there after serving for 32 years.
She did a lot of volunteer work after retiring and was selected as the outstanding volunteer of the year for Union County in 2007 for work done in 2006.
She made many chicken and dumplings for the Relay for Life Cancer dinners at the Anna First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home or the family ministry committee of the First Baptist Church of Anna.
To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.