Verna worked for the Marshall County Board of Education as a school librarian and secretary at Brewers Elementary. She is an Honorable Mention Kentucky Cornel, and a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
She is survived by her husband, Arwood Smith; two daughters Stephanie Dunn and Sharon Smith; two grandchildren, Dustin Dunn and Carson Dunn; and three great-grandchildren; one adopted daughter, Stacey McClain; and three sisters Verlaine Lassiter, Kathy Pearson and Aletta Hargis.
She is preceded in death by one son, Steve Smith.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. February 20, in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home. Joe Daryl Thorn and Paul Lamb officiated.
The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Marshall County Public Library and American Cancer Society.