Laura J. Verfurth, 52, of Highland died on Wednesday, Jan.13, 2016 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17 and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, with Father Pat G. Jakel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.
She was born on May 24, 1963, in St. Louis, Mo., to David and Joanne (O’Connell) Castillon. On Sept. 26, 1981, she married Kelly Michael Verfurth. He survives in Highland.
At age 6, Mrs. Verfurth’s family moved to Springfield, Mo. She grew up there and graduated from Springfield Catholic School in 1981. She married her school sweetheart, Kelly, after graduating. They moved to Memphis, Tenn., in 1989 and moved to Highland in 1994.
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She had worked at the Highland Middle School in the cafeteria. She also worked as a cashier at Highland’s Tru-Buy and as a pharmacy tech at Family Care Pharmacy.
She had many interests. She liked to sew, cook, do crafts, scrapbook and garden. She also enjoyed listening to country music, camping, being outdoors and photography. She loved her children and her grandchildren. Family gatherings were very important to her.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Other survivors include her father, who lives in Mount Vernon, Mo.; daughters, Shannon M. (Ryan) Reinacher of Pocahontas, Lindsey A. (Austin) Lampe of Pocahontas, Katelyn J. Verfurth of Highland; grandchildren, Blake A. Reinacher, Jase M. Reinacher and Benson A. Lampe, all of Pocahontas; sisters, Kim Castillon (significant other Jennifer Propp) of North Hampton, Mass., Cindy Castillon (significant other Missy Price) of Overland Park, Kan., and Linda (Doug) Williams of Mount Vernon, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and a brother, David Castillon
Memorials may be made to the family for her grandchildren’s education.