Long, Verna Quesenberry

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Verna Quesenberry Long passed away in the early morning on January 10th as a resident of Warm Hearth in Blacksburg, Virginia. She was the proud mother of three boys, Jay, Mike and Terry, although her son Mike preceded her in death. There were grandchildren and great grandchildren from her long life with husband Emmett Long, who also preceded her in death. They traveled and vacationed with family, as well as having a strong connection with her sisters and brothers.

Verna was an active member of the community for many decades, most notably in the Shiloh Lutheran Church in Long Shop. She was well respected and appreciated by her many friends and coworkers from her many years at Poly Scientific, and by her beloved neighbors. A few of her most special friends were neighbors Wendy Goldsmith and Chuck Shorter.

Verna was born and raised in Carroll County by Asa and Alma Quesenberry as part of a large family on the modest farm there. She and her sisters were very limited in their educational opportunities, as only elementary school was close enough for the girls to attend. Verna always said she had an 8th grade education. In reality, she attended the 7th grade twice, as that was all that was available to her.

She will be interred on January 13th in a private graveside service for family at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, joining her husband Emmett and son Mike.

Verna asked that anyone wishing to make an expression of celebration of her life, to please do so with a donation to Micah’s Backpack – a local feeding program for children who, without the modest contributions from Micah’s, would often have to do without the basics. Micah’s Backpack partners with 10 Blacksburg schools, providing direct food assistance for those experiencing food insecurity.

For more information on Micah’s Backpack, please contact the St. Michael Lutheran Church at (540) 951-8951.