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Verla Diller was a retired LPN at Mennonite Home

Verla Ernestine Diller, 93, died on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital. 

Verla was born to Vearl and Eva (DeHart) Kitt on Feb.27, 1926, on the family farm in Wauneta, Nebraska, on the South Divide.

Verla graduated Wauneta High School in 1945. She married Doyle Ralph Carpenter, Aug. 30, 1945. Two daughters, Josephine and Delores were born to this union. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1965. Verla returned to school earning her LPN degree and license, in 1966. She served the Mennonite Memorial Home for the next 29 years.

She married Kenneth Diller, on Aug. 9, 1969.                                                   

Surviving are four children: Josephine (Ken) Fetter, South Bend, Ind.; Delores Carpenter, Bluffton; Calvin (Elizabeth Tarr) Diller, Hillsboro, Ore.; Kathy (Ken) Williams, Beaverdam; 11 grandchildren:  Jackie Fetter; Lisa (Dale) Petersen; Dawn (Doug) Andrews; Jamie (John) Woltman; Joann, Matthew, Ryan, Josh (Cassie) Fetter; Malcolm and Grace Diller; Jennifer (Mike) Zeigler; seven great-grandchildren: Dakotah and Hunter Rolfe; Courtney and Dylan Petersen; Brendan, Cailin, and Jonah Zeigler; a sister, Darlene Bellus; brother in-law, Marvin (Asfahl) Gibbs and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were husband Kenneth Diller; sister, Elaine Asfahl; sisters and brothers in-law Charles Bellus, Carol Diller, Nelson and Louise Diller.                                 

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 3 - 8 p.m. at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton, and one hour prior to the service at the church. 

A Homegoing Service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 24, at the Pandora Missionary Church. 

Burial will take place at 10 a.m., Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International or World Gospel Mission.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.