Verla J. Lindeen, 81, of Marysville, KS, died Friday, June 10, 2016 at her home. Visitation was Tuesday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service was at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15 at the First Baptist Church in Marysville. Andrew Lucas and Dennis Holst officiated. The pallbearers were Ron Grauer, Tim Grauer, Ron Milner, Gerald Simmons, Jim Breeding, and Albert Buttell. The honorary pallbearers were Nelda Guenther, Marcine Duensing, Norma Hirt, Lowine Rengstorf, Lola Holle, and Marge Volesky. Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery. Verla began her life with her twin sister “Verna” on June 20, 1934 near Barnes, KS, to parents Lee and Sophia (Boda) Gnagy. She lived on a farm south of Barnes and attended country schools and graduated from Barnes High School. After school she and her twin sister went job seeking and started working at Sherrill’s Snack and Steaks in Marysville. This is where she met her husband James “Jim” Lindeen. This became a love affair of more than 62 years. Verla and her twin sister “Verna” had a double wedding on November 21, 1954 at the Barnes First Christian Church, performed by Tyra Talley of the First Baptist Church in Marysville. That year she accepted “Lord Jesus” and was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jim, children, Arthur (Michelle), Gary (Susan), Daryl, Dale Ann (Corey) Bowles and Scott (Diana); grandchildren, Amber (Carlos) Garcia, Hunter, Karson, Brenna, Karilyn (Randy) Taylor, Michael, Anna, Chelsea (Nate) Charbonneau and Wyatt (Kristena) Bowles; great-grandchildren, Sophya and Paisley Garcia, Christian, Kyron and Nathayla Charbonneau; sisters, Myrtle Dettmer, Ona Crawford, Verna Gibson and Melva Lindeen. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Noel Gnagy and Walter Gnagy. Verla enjoyed her friends and working in the Marysville High School and Junior High lunch program for 37 years. She was known for her bread and rolls. Verla was a coordinator for the Red Cross blood drive and member of the Eastern Star. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.
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