Verner R. Christian

May 4, 1923April 7, 2013
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Christian, Verner R., age 89 of Miamisburg, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Wood Glen Nursing Center, West Carrollton. He was born May 4, 1923 in Haldeman, Kentucky to the late Herb and Mamie (Sturgill) Christian. In addition to his parents, Verner was preceded in death by his “Darling Wife”, Mary Louise (Utterback) Christian in 2007; his 26 year old son, Timothy R. Christian in 1981; a sister, Marie (Fred) Gulley; brothers, Claudie Christian and Carl Christian and a brother-in-law, Alvin Gulley. He is survived by his daughter, Pam (Mike) Masters of Miamisburg; grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Murphy, Tracy (Brian) Harris, Brent (Alison) Masters, Rusty (Amber) Masters; great grandchildren, Lauren (Don), Josh (Cortney), Katie, Jaryd, Grant, Brock, Braylen, Dennis, Zack, Addison and Ellen; a sister, Bernice Gulley of Morehead, KY, brothers, Ralph (Virginia) Christian of Lafollette, KY and Jimmy (Doris) Christian of Franklin, OH; sisters-in-law, Naomi Christian of Danville, KY and Kathryn Christian of Richmond, KY; twelve nieces and nephews and many other extended family and friends. Verner was a 1941 graduate of Morehead High School and worked many positions at General Motors from stock clerk to welder for over 30 years before his retirement. He and his wife then enjoyed their winters in Okeechobee, FL. Verner loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting and gardening in his spare time. He was also a member of the Miamisburg Christian Church where he practiced his faith. Family will receive friends from 10:00 -11:30 AM Friday, April 12, 2013 at Miamisburg Christian Church. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 AM Friday also at the church and officiated by Pastor Mike Tuttle. Burial will follow at Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton at 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Verner’s memorial at


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Funeral Friday, April 12, 2013

Verner R. Christian

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Dale & Beth Huber

April 16, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Your parents were fine neighbors and made moving to the area a plus. I will miss sitting on your Dads porch and "chewing the fat" with him.
God Bless

Bernice Greene

April 15, 2013

Pam & terribly sorry for your loss. May God comfort your family @ this time.

Wood Glen Alzheimr's Community

April 15, 2013

The staff at Wood Glen Alzheimer's Community would like o express our gratitude for the time we were privileged to take care of Vern. He will be missed.

Debby and Dick Gaver

April 11, 2013

Pam and Mike, so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad.It is never an easy time. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Nila and Bill Getter

April 10, 2013

Your father was a loving and kind man. Please accept our most sincere sympathy. We will be praying for you during this difficult time.

Brett and Kelly Gault

April 10, 2013

Pam and Mike. So sorry to hear about the passing of you Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.