Died: Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

Interment following funeral service

Wed., Nov. 04, 2020
Location: Washington Park North Cemetery


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 04, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Wed., Nov. 04, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Verda Lee Lane was born Verda Lee Hunter on September 15, 1926, on a small farm nestled in middle of Barbour County in a small town called Louisville, Alabama.  She shared her life with nine siblings, all of whom proceeded her in death. 

Verda professed a hope in Christ at an early age. When she was young the trip to church was either on foot or by mule-drawn wagon. 

Verda and her brothers and sisters would make their own music, dance, sing, and do this thing called hambone. When her kids were growing up Verda would demonstrate hamboning for them, and she was quite accomplished.  As her siblings grew older some got jobs in the nearby city and in the industrial north, some entered the military, and some entered institutions of higher learning.

Verda married Henry Hezekiah Lane and started a family in Autogaville County, Alabama, where Henry had a small farm.  Unfortunately, the small farm failed, so the family decided to move to Oakland, California, where at that time Henry's father resided.  Henry had accepted his calling to become a preacher and the family traveled to several cities in pursuit of his call to discipleship.  The family’s journey came the end in Santa Barbara, California, where Henry's health failed and he succumbed to pneumonia.  There Verda was with a deceased husband, little real-world experience, no income and seven children, all under the age of 17.  Overburdened with so many kids and responsibilities, Verda could have sent her children away to live with relatives far away or put her children is state run facilities. She was determined that was not going to happen, she put her faith in God to the test, and she over-came all her obstacles.

Verda, notwithstanding her lack of experience and skills was able to provide for herself and  her seven kids in a very respectable manner, without accepting any assistance from the State of California. Verda would say, "I don't want anyone snooping though my house telling me what I can and cannot do". Verda acquired the money and financial skills to provide for her family without any state assistance.

Eventually Verda's children ventured out from home. Some went away to school, some the get jobs in distant places and Verda was virtually by herself in Santa Barbara. Since she was alone in Santa Barbara, Verda was encouraged to move to Kokomo, Indiana, where a few of her children resided. In Kokomo, she worked as a custodian/housekeeper until she retired.  In retirement, she found her true niche, gardening and taking care of her grandchildren.

After a long bout and struggle with severe dementia, Verda passed on to be with the Lord on October 28, 2020.  She will be sorely missed. 

Verda Lee Lane is survived by her seven children, Evelyn Tyler, Jessie Moore, Henry J. Lane (Ellen), Patricia Diehl (John), Marie Shephard (Mark), Carol Ann Lane, and Virginia Bolton (JoRobert), and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Humbly Submitted…………………….The Family


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Helen Purnell
   Posted Mon November 02, 2020
To: Mrs. Lane's Family,
Meeting your Mom and being a part of the joy that she shared was such a blessing to me. May her love, beautiful smile and warm words of encouragement continue to bless us all.
God bless you all. Helen Purnell

Isaac Hunter Jr
   Posted Tue November 03, 2020
“My name is Isaac Hunter Jr. Son of Isaac Hunter and Grandson of Isaiah Hunter May God keep you all in peace and love during this time in Jesus name. Love you all.”

Catherine Woodard
   Posted Tue November 03, 2020
To the Lane Family
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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Toni Jordan
   Posted Wed November 04, 2020
I will remember you Mom's bright smile and warm personality.

marva Trice
   Posted Wed November 04, 2020
I am sorry for your loss, my condolence goes to the family, I really miss seeing her especially when I am going in my garage across from her house, in kokomo, indiana.

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