Oleta LaVerne “Vernie” Schilling, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was a resident of Haysville, KS.
Rosary, Thursday, December 16, 7:30pm, and Funeral Mass, Friday, December 17, 10am, both at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Haysville.
Vernie was born, the youngest of seven children, on August 7, 1934 in Lowe, KS, to Arnold and Gladys Call. She grew up on the family farm in Chautauqua County. Vernie graduated as salutatorian from Sedan High School in 1952 and attended the University of Kansas in 1953-1954. In 1958, Vernie married her devoted husband Robert “Bob” Schilling. They were married 45 years. He preceded her in death in 2003. Vernie enjoyed her career as a secretary in the Human Resources Department of KG and E in Wichita from 1954 until her retirement in 1992. Vernie’s interests included spending time with family, reading, shopping, cooking, quilting and watching sports of any kind. She was also known for her sense of style. She was a member of St Cecilia Catholic Church in Haysville since 1980. She would sing in the choir, lector and serve as the rosary leader at Diversicare in Haysville.
Vernie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, Roland Call, Doyle Call, and Nile Call; three sisters, Virginia Jett, Zelpha Wilson, and Mona Keeny and their spouses. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and wonderful friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1830 W. Grand Ave, Haysville KS 67060
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202
Wichita Public Library Foundation, (memo: Vernie Schilling memorial), 711 W. 2nd St, Wichita, KS 67203
Haysville Community Library, 210 S. Hays, Haysville, KS 67060.
Haysville Community Library
210 S. Hays, Haysville KS 67060
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
1830 W. Grand Ave, Haysville KS 67060
Wichita Public Library Foundation, (memo: Vernie Schilling memorial)
711 W. 2nd. St., Wichita KS 67203
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
313 S. Market, Wichita KS 67202