Verba Nell (Belch) Spurgin Obituary
On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Verba Nell (Belch) Spurgin, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher passed away at the age of 85 in Oklahoma City.
Verba was born on November 8, 1934 in Guthrie, OK to Stanley Edward and Opal Irene (Shaffer) Belch. She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1952 where she excelled in sports and was surprisingly, a rambunctious student. On March 5, 1954 she married her husband of 66 years, Donald Gene Spurgin. They had two daughters, Sherri and Susan, before Verba attended Central State University earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Early Childhood Development.
Verba was an Early Childhood Master Teacher putting her heart and soul into every child in her classroom. Her calm and quiet demeanor captured the attention and hearts of her students.
Verba was passionate about her faith and family. She was a longtime member of Heritage Baptist Church. Verba loved family gatherings on holidays and annual family trips to Branson. She took amazing care of everyone in her clan, but she especially relished caring for her grandchildren. She cooked, cleaned and shopped with unparalleled gusto, almost always with her family in mind. Verba was a loyal and trustworthy friend with strong and long-term relationships she deeply cherished. Her unsurpassed graciousness and dedication to others will always be remembered by those whose lives she touched.
Verba was preceded in death by her father, Stanley, her mother, Opal, and her husband, Don. She is survived by her brothers Jack (Carol) and Jimmy, and her two daughters, Sherri Augustus (Larry) and Susan McMonigle (Terry), her grandchildren Kathryn Seeliger (Carl), Austin Augustus and Aaron Augustus (Leah), great grandchildren Brittney, Ashley and Aaliyah Seeliger and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services are pending.
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