Remembering Verna D. Pittman

By Lauryn Schroeder
Mason News staff writer

Verna D. Pittman

Mason resident Verna D. Pittman, better known by friends and family as “Vicki” passed away Nov. 30, 2010, at the age of 77. She was born in Rolfe, Iowa, Aug. 26, 1933, to Clifford and Helen Sandy, and was married to Quentin Pittman for 56 years before he passed in 2006.

Services were held Saturday, Dec. 4, at Gorline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, and burial took place at Hawley Cemetery later that day.

As a lab technician, Pittman was employed at Wyeth Laboratories in Mason for 37 years. In her spare time, she volunteered at Sparrow Hospital, was a local Girl Scout leader, and participated in charity work with her sorority, Delta Theta Tau. She loved spending the summers boating in Grand Haven, Mich., with her husband, gardening and doing needlepoint.

The Grand Haven beach, where Vicki and her husband, Quentin, spent their summers boating.

She is most remembered for her generosity toward others, and the sweet smile that she had for everyone. Longtime family friend Frank Deemer, of DeWitt, Mich., spent many nights playing card games with the Pittmans, and was saddened to hear Pittman had passed away.

“When we first moved into our new house, they both worked so hard, helping us with the painting and staining,” Deemer said. “That’s the kind of people they were, so incredibly thoughtful and caring.”

Vicki Pittman is survived by siblings Pat Shrader, Kay Leroy Sandy and Merril Sandy, as well as her children, Merrill Pittman and Pam Leu.

The family has requested that those wishing to honor Pittman’s memory, can make contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association/MGLC and online condolences may be made at the Gorline Runciman Funeral Home website.

Map To Cemetery

Map To Funeral Home


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