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Verna Lee Trent (nee Marino), 91, of Elyria, died Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Center Ridge Health Campus in North Ridgeville. She was born September 5, 1917 in Sprigg, West Virginia.

She moved to Elyria/Lorain in 1953 and was an active member of the Elyria Moose Lodge and member of Vincent United Methodist Church in Elyria.

Verna loved planting flowers, watching soap operas, listening to Grand Ole Opry, Johnny Cash, country and gospel music. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Verna is survived by a son Ken Halsey of Elyria, a daughter Shirley Whitt of Savannah, TN; five grandchildren Chris Halsey, David Link, Steve Link, Matt Hume, and Mike Hume; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister Virginia Marine of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Bennie Trent and Rupert Halsey, daughter Linda Link, three brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Thursday, August 13 at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. Pastor Maria Gilbert, of Cross Community Church in Elyria, will officiate. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Avon, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-9pm.

Memorials may be forwarded to the Music Department, Cross Community Church, 525 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.