Sister Verlina (M. Benet) Mescher, , 85, died peacefully on May 17th at Hospice of Dayton. She was born February 23, 1935 in Maria Stein, OH, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, OH on August 30, 1951. For 69 years she faithfully served God and His people.
Sister Verlina grew up in Maria Stein, the 6th of 13 children. For 30 years, she used her skills in food service at St. Gregory Seminary in Cincinnati, St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, and for her sisters in Dayton. This was followed by more than 22 years in the Denver area caring for the frail elderly at Aspen Care Center, Francis Heights/Clare Gardens, The Gardens at St. Elizabeth, and in private homes. Sister Verlina joins her parents and 4 siblings in heaven. She is survived by her Precious Blood Community of Sisters, 8 siblings and several generations of nieces and nephews. She is loved and will be missed.
Private services will be held at the Salem Heights chapel, Dayton, Ohio on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerhazelsnider.com.