Isabelle Curley


Personal and Family Information

Isabelle was born on 5 JAN 1907 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas, the daughter of James Curley and Annie Wilson.

She died on 29 MAY 1945 in hospital, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Her husband was Alexander Verna, who she married on 24 OCT 1925 in Osage City, Osage County, Kansas. Their two known children were Shirley Ann (c1928-?) and William Kenneth (c1930-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Isabelle Curley


James Curley




Annie Wilson


Colin Wilson


David Wilson


Margaret Rae


Annie Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Margaret Janet Penman



Birth5 JAN 1907
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Death29 MAY 1945
Place: hospital, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas
BurialMAY 1945
Place: Osage City Cmtry, Osage City, Osage County, Kansas


Note 1

!Of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas in 1929.

!Obituary: [Osage Journal-Free Press, 6 Jun 1945, page 1] -- Mrs. Isabelle Verna Dies May 29 --

!-- Passed Away In Topeka Hospital; Funeral Services Held In Osage Cit June 1. --

!Isabelle Verna, a resident of Topeka for the past 20 years, passed away in a Topeka hospital May 29, 1945. She was born in Burlingame, Kans., January 5, 1907. She attended school and grew to young womanhood in Burlingame.

!On October 24, 1925 she was united in marriage to Alex Verna. To this union were born two children, William Kenneth and Shirley Ann.

!She leaves to mourn her sad departure her husband and children, her mother, Mrs. Annie Curley, four sisters, Mrs. Esther Hewitt, Onaga, Kans., Mrs. Albert Fenney, of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. Marguerite Parre and Mrs. Anna Rosetta, of Osage City, and three brothers, James Curley, of Osage City, Jack Curley, of the Armed Forces, Colin Curley, of the Hawaiian Islands and a host of relatives and friends.

!She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Topeka, who had part in the services at Topeka, which was held at Penwell Chapel, May 31 at 1:30 p.m.

!Funeral services were held from McElfresh Mortuary in Osage City Friday afternoon, June 1, at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. J. H. Faurot, pastor of the Presbyterian church conducting the services. MRs. Virginia Schnider sang, accompanied by Mrs. E. D. Perkins at the piano. Burial was made in the Osage City cemetery.

!The pall bearers were Emile Musatto, Charles Ashcraft, Frank Parre, Jim Parre, Roy Stephenson and Tom Stephenson.

!Besides the family relatives here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Williams, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Diana Sprung, of Kansas City, Kans.,; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rouviere, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rouviere and family, of Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Hewitt, of Onaga, Kans.; Mrs. W. E. Fenney, of Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Bill Hauber, of Slater, Mo.; Mrs. Richard Hewitt, of Ottawa; Mrs. Frank Giachino, Mr. and Mrs. David Wilson and Mrs. Esther Hoggins, of Burlingame; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mills, Mrs. Rebecca Randall, Mrs. William Gummo, Nrs. Paul Moran and Mrs. Tom Zart and son, all of Topeka. --

!Obituary:[Enterprise Chronicle, 7 Jun 1947, page 1, column 7] -- Former Resident Dies In Topeka --

!Funeral services for Mrs. Alexander Verna, 38, were held at the McElfresh Funeral Home in Osage City on Friday afternoon, June 1, at 2:30 o'clock, with burial in the Osage City cemetery. Another service had previously been held Thursday afternoon at the Penwell Funeral Home, Topeka.

!The deceased was the former Isabelle Curley, daughter of Mrs. Annie Curley and the late James Curley. She was born at Burlingame January 5, 1907 but lived in Topeka since 1925. Her Topeka home was at 616 Scotland, and her death occured in a Topeka hospital on Tuesday, May 29.

!Surviving are her husband, Alexander Verna of the home; a daughter, Shirley Ann Verna of the home, a son, William Kenneth Verna of the home; her mother, Mrs. Annie Curley, Osage City, four sisters, Mrs. Ann Rosetta and Mrs. Margaret Parr Osage City; Mrs. Esther Hewitt, Onaga; and Mrs. Albert Fenney, Glendale, Calif.; and three brothers, James Curley, Osage City, Sgt. John W. Curley of the South Pacific and Colin Curley, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. --