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Verna L. (Shelton) Gorbett

July 7, 1936 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 85)


Verna L. (Shelton) Gorbett, of Medora, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 9, 2021, at Hoosier Christian village with her family by her side. She was 85 years old.

Verna entered this life in Shelton Holler of Jackson County on July 7, 1936. She was the eighth child born of the loving parents, Frank, and Sara (Jones) Shelton. She spent her lifetime in Jackson County. On November 7, 1953, in Freetown, Indiana she was united in marriage to Grant Gelotes Sherman “Joe” Gorbett. From this union they were blessed with three children, Richard, Saundra, and James. Joe preceded Verna on April 18, 1967.

Verna was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved to go fishing, work in her garden, go on long walks, and taking care of her family. She was of the Baptist Faith.  She was a former employee of Medora Community Schools, and of the Medora Plastics Factory.

Surviving to cherish her memories are her children, Richard Gorbett of Medora, Saundra Sells and her husband Mark of Brownstown, and Jimmy Gorbett and his wife Faith of Medora, and a grandson, Stephen Gorbett of Medora.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three stepsons, Kenny Gorbett, Marvin Gorbett, and Leon Gorbett, sisters, Daisy Elliott, Mary Purvis, and May Johnson, and brothers James Shelton, Benny Shelton, Clayton Shelton, and Gene Shelton.

Funeral Service will be conducted at Hague Funeral Home of Medora on Thursday August 12, 2021, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Chris Criminger officiating.

Burial will follow at Weddleville Cemetery.

Friends may visit at Hague Funeral Home on Thursday August 12 from 11:00 am until time of the service

Memorials may be written in Verna’s name to “Hope” Medora Goes Pink or to the Red Sky Rescue through Hague Funeral Home

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August 12, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hague & Zabel Funeral Homes
23 Riley Street
Medora, IN 47260

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