Verneda 'Vernie' F. Stehno

Friday, February 15, 2008

Feb. 19, 1923-Feb. 13, 2008

ATWOOD -- Verneda "Vernie" F. Stehno, 84, died Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2008), in Denver, Colo.

She was born Feb. 19, 1923, to Anton and Anna Stehno of Atwood.

She was raised in Atwood and attended nursing school in Denver. She later earned a master's degree in special education and taught learning disabled children in the Denver Public School system for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her sisters, Margaret and husband, Charles Zarlengo and Patricia and husband, Victor Johnson, three nephews, three nieces, numerous great nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great nieces; and great-great nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated Saturday in Denver.

A rosary service in her memory will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Atwood with the Rev. Galen Long officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Atwood.

Memorials may be made to Mile-Hi Czech Lodge No. 432, Box 1388, Golden, CO 80402 or to The Sarlengo Foundation, Box 1911 Wheatridge, CO.

Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of local arrangements.