Verna Osteen

Verna Ileen Hindson Osteen (Roop)

Friday, November 18th, 1927 - Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Sunday, March 10, 2019 Verna Hindson Osteen peacefully went to be with the Lord while listening to “How Great Thou Art” and being surrounded by her loving family at her home.
Born November 18, 1927 at Sprague, WV she graduated in 1945 from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. She married John Franklin Hindson II from Oak Hill on August 14, 1949. After living in California for 14 years they moved back to Maple Fork in 1969.
Verna started the first respiratory therapy program in WV at BARH in 1969. She trained many respiratory therapists all over WV.
She and Hank were married 50 years and after his death in 1997 she married Thomas Edward “Ed” Osteen on March 25, 2000. They had 17 wonderful retirement years where they traveled all over the USA.
She was very active in the community and was President of BARH Volunteers Assoc.
She is survived by her four children and spouses, Sally Hylton (Kenny), Frank Hindson III (Diane), Libby Lewis (Jim), Mary Brown (Charlie). Thirteen grandchildren, Shelly Hylton Brightwell, Scott Hylton, Lori Hindson, Christian Lewis, Heidi Lewis Jankowski, Trevor Lewis, Amelia Lewis Beatty, Josh Lewis, Jesse Lewis, Justin Elliott, Griffin Elliott, Andy Brown, Sarah Hylton and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Jack Roop (Mary Frances), Paul Roop (Mary) and Joyce Calhoun (Billy) and many wonderful nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by John F. Hindson II, Thomas Ed Osteen, and grandson John F. Hindson IV.
Verna was a faithful member of the Packs Branch Baptist Church where Sam Vance had been her pastor for the past 17 years.
Memorials may be sent to Packs Branch Baptist Church Mission Fund.
The family would like to sincerely thank Juan Holliday for his loving and devoted care of Verna for the last 4 years of her life.
Services will be Sunday, March 17th, 2:30 p.m. at Packs Branch Baptist Church with burial to follow at High Lawn Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Saturday evening, from 6-8 pm at High Lawn Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
    1435 East Main Street
    OAK HILL, WV 25901
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  • Service

    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 2:30pm
    Packs Branch Baptist Church
    2343 Packs Branch Rd
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Sam Vance


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Posted at 10:00am
Love you Verna. Doug and Dee Eastwood
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Ruby O'Steen

Posted at 02:16pm
With loving memories of "Verna Osteen", and her lovely family! My deepest sympathy to all of you.
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Vonda & Rick

Posted at 06:22pm
I have known this lovely lady since we both worked at BARH and also a member of the same church. Verna and Ed were close friends with Eugene & Ileatta who are Rick's parents. They did a lot of traveling together. Now they are all in heaven except for Ileatta. What a reunion they are having. Verna was a special lady & God blessed her with many years. She will be sadly missed. God be with her family during this trying time. Love ya

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